My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Art Publications, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, USA
I have worked as a contributing editor for BOMB for almost 30 years. This arts quarterly has never shifted from its central mission, to bring artists and writers together in conversation, and to publish their interviews and their work. There is nobody of any stature that BOMB has overlooked--film makers, composers, novelists and poets, painters and performance artists... actors... playwrights... and no other publication is committed as BOMB is to publishing their ideas in depth as they discuss them not with a journalist but a peer. My own contribution in the early years was to conduct lengthy interviews with British writers as yet unfamiliar to a wide American audience. Readers of BOMB were the first to read Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes and a number of others speaking frankly and at length about their work. BOMB has been ahead of the curve in this way in every area of artistic activity, and for this reason is to be considered a very great nonprofit indeed.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
... my movements and activities in the New York art and literary worlds for many years. BOMB is widely read and discussed both within and beyond the creative community of not only New York but Central America, Europe and elsewhere. It is a truly international organ.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
... refuse to.