Tag: Literature

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 […]

Vol. 6, No. 3, Fall 2016

URBAN HUMANITY Read the latest from Boom California, Volume 6, Number 3, Fall 2016.  All articles from this issue are free […]

How Berkeley Made the Old Testament New

Liberating a new translator of the Hebrew Bible, by Robert Alter.