by Max LoSardo Fall 2021 is a great season for Bloomers. This month we feature a diverse array of writers making their debuts in memoir, novel, and novella, all coming from different backgrounds and training. This selection shows whether it’d be serving as an activist, managing a healthcare company, or anything in between, living life …
“Sometimes I channel my writing in the same way I channel my art. I try not to think hard about what I’m putting into the draft of an essay, but the hard work begins when I have to kill my darlings and shave the piece down to its essential parts. This is why I love to play with various forms and genres.”
“It’s 1968: Diana is eleven, an orphan, and knows more than she should.”
“By now Nermina understands the presence of the white UN vehicles throughout Sarajevo will do little to stave off the siege; only these men who drive the trucks—Bosnian Muslims and Croats—have a chance of delivering Nermina and the others to the relative safety of the airport tunnel.”
I’m driven by oh-so-close failure. To get near to your goal—whatever that is—to see it up close: it can make you want it even more, can spur you to take more risks. Art needs risk.
“Now you’re feeding him,” Mrs. Cai said. “No wonder the newspaper said the one-child policy has produced a generation of little emperors—”
“The Dollhouse became a lens through which I could see my birth mother and myself. I could safely question my personal history and interrogate the myths of adoption, identity, feminism, and home.”
by Sam Florsheim – Summer 2021 is going to be filled with powerful, challenging, and transportive debuts from a wide collection of diverse writers. Here are five in particular that caught our eye. – Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is a fiction writer, essayist, and 2020 National Book Award-nominated poet who teaches creative writing and literature at …