Amanda Bloom

Amanda Bloom’s work appears in The Rumpus, The Yale Review, Arcturus, matchbook, Storm Cellar, The Cardiff Review, and elsewhere. Her short story “My Heart Goes Out” (forthcoming in December 2019) was a CRAFT Short Fiction Prize finalist, and she received a Connecticut Artist Emerging Recognition Award for fiction in 2018. She is a fiction editor at the New Haven Review. Find her on Instagram at @bloomamanda, on Twitter at @bloomamanduhh, and at

You are nature

your heart pushes blood
like the moon
pulls the ocean
Fast-twitch, slow-twitch