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Erica Hunt, My Life with Cars

Poet and author Erica Hunt reads her new short story My Life with Cars, published in BOMB Magazine's Summer 2011 issue as a part of their Fiction for Driving Across America series. Hunt has published three poetry collections, Piece Logic, Local History, and Arcade, done in collaboration with artist Alison Saar. She's also had poems published everywhere from the American Book Review to Tripwire, including a previous piece in BOMB. In this non-fiction tale, Hunt tells the story of how cars have affected her life, taking us through her history with them, step by step and car by car.

This segment is co-produced with BOMB Magazine and is also available as a podcast on their BOMBlog.


BOMB Magazine


Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is a not-for-profit quarterly. Started because its early editors saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way in which it was described by critics, BOMB aims to reveal, intimately and intellectually, an artist's creative process through in-depth conversations between peers. Over the past quarter century it has become one of the leading magazines on American culture. BOMB interviews are primary documents of American cultural history; its archive consists of more than 800 historical records comprising the voices of 1,400 major figures in the arts. The BOMBLive! series was launched in 2001 and has included interviews with Philip Lopate, Carroll Dunham, Rick Moody and Peter Carey, among others.

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