Tag: Literature

Photography and Public Lands: Seeing Yosemite

A review of Nancy Robbins, A Sense of Yosemite, with essays by David Mas Masumoto. Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Conservancy, […]

The Deserts of Los Angeles: Two Topologies

Gary Reger “Night falls quickly in Los Angeles,” observes the narrator of Alison Lurie’s The Nowhere City (1965), “as in […]

Indian Summer

Karen Tei Yamashita On 9/11, I flew out of JFK on a 6:00 am flight headed for SFO, ignorant of […]

A California Requiem

Dana Gioia I walked among the equidistant graves New planted in the irrigated lawn. The square, trim headstones quietly declared […]

A Boom Interview with California’s Poet Laureate

Dana Gioia Editor’s note: Having served as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2009, Dana […]

Lying in Plain Sight: La Jolla’s Assemblage of Religious Art

Rick Kennedy On 8 September 2016, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the cross on Mount Soledad […]

Seeing California through the Semicolon

Jason S. Sexton California has many official symbols: the state flower (poppy), the state fruit (avocado), the state tree (California […]

Seeing California Vol. 6, No. 4

SEEING CALIFORNIA Read the latest from Boom, Volume 6, Number 4.  All articles from Boom: A Journal of California are free […]

Boom Receptions and Readings in February

Come out this month to meet some of our writers and join us for a celebration of the final print […]

A Boom Interview: In conversation with Jonathan Crisman and Jason S. Sexton

A Boom Interview In conversation with Jonathan Crisman and Jason S. Sexton Karen Tei Yamashita Editor’s note: Karen Tei Yamashita […]