FIVE IN BLOOM: Summer Bloomers 2021
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FIVE IN BLOOM: Summer Bloomers 2021

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 … Continue reading

Battle Lines Redrawn: On gender and race in Brenda Sparks Prescott’s debut novel, Home Front Lines
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Battle Lines Redrawn: On gender and race in Brenda Sparks Prescott’s debut novel, Home Front Lines

by Andy Shi

“…Home Front Lines was inspired by the uncertain times following 9/11 and the increased threat to ordinary U.S. citizens. I wanted to think about how we might learn how to go forward in our daily lives by looking back at a similar time in our history for which we know the outcomes.” Continue reading

Multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-faith southern stories: Q & A with Anjali Enjeti
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Multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-faith southern stories: Q & A with Anjali Enjeti

There is such joy in happy endings, and we know that making that final climb to publishing can sometimes feel like a fairy-tale ending while slogging away at any work in progress. That is why it feels particularly thrilling to share in the celebration of Anjali Enjeti, who after years of putting in the hard … Continue reading