Below is an excerpt from Bloom’s “Five in Bloom” review series of Said Not Said by Fred Marchant:
Welcome to Bloom — where you’ll encounter authors whose first books were published when they were 40 or older; who bloomed in their own good time.
This edition of FIVE IN BLOOM [i.e. the Poetry & Politics edition] features a diverse list of poets whose work reflects their political beliefs and, in some cases, their identities—for, as many people have discovered throughout history and in current times, the personal is political. These poets’ experiences come across in their work, which can be fraught, censored, but above all, vital to seeing through new lenses and into different worlds.