Brainstorms

by Jennifer Bloom


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/19/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781504362320
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781504362344
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Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781504362337

About the Book

In Brainstorms, Jennifer Bloom invites us to connect – with stories, relationships, and the natural world that is often hidden behind the façade of suburbia. At times metaphysical, quirky, and emotionally raw, the poetry in this collection is an exploration of what it means to be human and the moments that can transcend the ordinary. “The themes are familiar – love lost and found, life’s ups and downs, beginnings and endings. But no rose is ever identical. Bloom’s poetic gift lies in her ability to evoke what’s familiar and shared by way of tiny, almost imperceptible gestures and the powerful, sometimes painful, intimacies of everyday life. Her work evokes the layers and textures of Mary Oliver and Joni Mitchell. Its color is, finally, a defiant and joyous yellow, its music the first sounds of spring.” - George Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Interdisicplinary Studies, Monmouth University “Bloom has a way of bringing beauty to the mundane, eliciting an intimacy with her readers through shared experience. Recognizing the sacred in the everyday, her poetry invites us to linger over what we might otherwise ignore. A sleeping child, a quiet house, a butterfly in flight... these are the moments she elevates to the remarkable. A must-read for those desiring to transform their relationship with the world.” - Jennifer Hritz, Author, The Crossing and I, too, Have Suffered in the Garden Cover Art: Hector Kriete Photo: Diana Berrent Photography Experience more at Jennifer-Bloom.com


About the Author

Jennifer Bloom is a poet, singer, scholar, and mother. She holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and a Masters of Science in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health. A native of Southern California, she now lives in Austin, TX with her two children and their dog, Snowball. She never intended to write poetry; she just needed to write. What started as a journaling exercise has transformed into a re-imagining of herself and her relationship to the world around her. Experience more at Jennifer-Bloom.com.