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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