Talk Literary to Me


The artist statement is not just a representation of what you are working on, but an intervention in what you are working on. If you start saying, I aim to do this and not to do this, maybe it keeps you from thinking of your perfect aim, which is none of those things.

For BOMB, short story writers and Columbia MFA graduates Alexandra Kleeman and Lincoln Michel volley insights and influences back and forth in a fun, Socratic match-up of heady literary interrogation.

Theodora Messalas is a New York-based writer and editor who could easily be talked into going to grad school. More from this author →