BEST OF BLOOM: Q&A with Daniel Orozco
Debut Authors / Features / Fiction / Interviews

BEST OF BLOOM: Q&A with Daniel Orozco

I often have students in creative writing come to me, just as they’re graduating with their BA’s, asking for a letter of reference for MFA programs. I try to talk them out of it, tell them to wait. You don’t study writing, you practice it, and getting out of a classroom and putting experience behind you is somehow part of the practice. Continue reading

Shawn Vestal’s God-Filled Idaho
Author Features / Debut Authors / Fiction

Shawn Vestal’s God-Filled Idaho

by Melody Nixon

There is a discomfort in realizing books can still illuminate prejudices you didn’t know you had. Shawn Vestal‘s writing has made it into McSweeney’s, American Short Fiction and Tin House among others – all reliable qualifications – but in his energetic, highly imaginative fiction, Vestal draws heavily on his upbringing in the Mormon faith. Continue reading