In Brainstorms, Jennifer invites you 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.
Praise for Brainstorms
“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.”
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.”
Author, The Crossing and I, Too, Have Suffered in the Garden
“On the very first page of this poetry gem, the tears rushed forward, and I knew that I was in for a wonderful ride. This poet address the depth of feeling, love, and emotional crisis in a way that resonates with many people at a core level, including me. I have to put it down after a few poems each time, so that I can reflect and feel the relief that someone understands me and is on the same journey. Rereading any entry brings new revelations each time. This book was recommended to me and I am passing on the word. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”