Who Are We? BOMB Magazine, founded in 1981, is a non-profit arts & culture publication that delivers the artist's voice. BOMB publishes conversations between artists of all disciplines including visual artists, novelists, poets, filmmakers, performance artists, musicians, and more. Last year, we relaunched and expanded our website to feature new artist-generated work, published daily: interviews, essays, art portfolios, short fiction, and poetry.
Why Should You Support Us? BOMB believes in offering readers free and complete access to our website, including our archive of over 6,000 conversations, artworks, stories, and poems by over 7,000 artists. We also believe in supporting our contributors for their work: our first crowd-funding campaign helped pay over 200 writers and artists in 2014.
We're asking for your support in order to pay our online contributors in 2015.
+ YOU'LL RECEIVE SOME GREAT PERKS:
Tickets to our private party with performances curated by David Grubbs. Join us at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn for an evening with dancer and choreographer Jen Rosenblit, poet Ariana Reines, and the band 75 Dollar Bill. (Friday, Jan. 9th, 2015. More details.)
A limited edition tote bag by the acclaimed Lawrence Weiner. A small run of BOMB tote bags with new artwork—"SPIT INTO THE WIND" (2014)— graciously donated by Lawrence Weiner. These are exclusive to BOMB and will not be available anywhere else.
The bag measures 18 inches by 15 inches with a 3 inch gusset, black straps, and "BOMB Conversations Between Artists" on the reverse. Made in USA.
Our popular BOMB tote bag. The bag measures 3 inches wide by 14 inches high, with a 3 inch gusset and 25 inch woven cotton handles. The BOMB logo appears on the reverse in white. Made in USA.
CLAIMED! Beautifully-printed poetry from New Directions. The good folks at New Directions have donated the original boxed-set edition of Anne Carson's NOX and a complete set of the Poetry Pamphlets, including work by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Susan Howe, Lydia Davis, and Bernadette Mayer.
BOMB: The Author Interviews (Soho Press), edited by Betsy Sussler with an introduction by Francine Prose. Our brand-new anthology collects 35 conversations with some of the best writers around the world, including Colm Tóibín, A. M. Homes, Paula Fox, Roberto Bolaño, Junot Díaz, John Edgar Wideman, Steven Millhauser, and more.
CLAIMED! John Berryman at 100 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). FSG has donated the centenary editions of three titles by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: 77 Dream Songs, Berryman's Sonnets, and The Dream Songs.
CLAIMED! Poety & Fiction from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. FSG has donated some of their most acclaimed books of 2014, including National Book Award winner Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück, National Book Award finalist Lila by Marilynne Robinson, The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories by Donald Antrim, 10:04 by Ben Lerner, and National Book Award finalist This Blue: Poems by Maureen McLane. Think of it as holiday shopping for several friends in one fell swoop.
CLAIMED! It Is Almost That box set (Siglio Press). One of only 85 ever produced, a set of saddle-stitched booklets and broadsides signed and numbered by ten participating artists, including Eleanor Antin, Ann Hamilton, and more. Housed in a felt-lined wooden box.
Original Pencil Drawing by Gregory Botts. This original work, produced exclusively for BOMB's Artists Draw by the painter Gregory Botts, is titled "Procession" Paumanok Reeds (2009) and measures 3 x 5 inches. See detail below at right. This work ships unframed. (Hi-res version.)
Signed & numbered limited edition print of "Downtown Body" by Ward Shelley. Specifically made for and exclusively available from BOMB, with annotations by some of downtown's greatest luminaries, including Laurie Anderson, Dara Birnbaum, Richard Foreman, John Giorno, Bob Holman, Alison Knowles, Arto Lindsay, Carolee Schneemann, Lynne Tillman, and Alan Vega. This edition's original work of art is now in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. This work ships unframed. (Hi-res version.)
CLAIMED! Poetry and art from Coffee House Press. Featuring rare and signed editions of Countries (1980) by Anne Waldman, with linoleum blocks by Reed Rye; Transmigration Solo (1979) by Joseph Ceravolo; Carnal/Los Gabrieles (1992) by Jessica Hagedorn, in a hand-sewn edition with stitched covers. Coffee House as also donated two letterpress prints from their archives: "I Am Type" by Frederic W. Goudy (1990) and "Some books are to be tasted," by Francis Bacon and Charles Henriksen. (See hi-res of "I Am Type." It's beautiful.)
Risks and challenges
This year BOMB began paying its online contributors for all content: interviews, essays, portfolios, poetry, and fiction.
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