About Bloom Readers

Readers, March 21, 2021

Will Heinrich writes about art for The New York Times. He has also written for The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, and GalleristNY. Heinrich’s novel The Pearls was published in 2019; his novel The King’s Evil won a 2004 PEN/Bingham Fellowship.

R.L. Maizes’s novel, Other People's Pets (Celadon Books, Macmillan), was a Library Journal Best Debut of Summer/Fall 2020. She is the author of the short story collection We Love Anderson Cooper (Celadon Books). Her stories have aired on National Public Radio, and can be found in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and in The Best Small Fictions 2020. Maizes’s essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington PostO magazine, and Literary Hub, and have aired on NPR. Her humor articles have run in the New York Times and in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

Kimberly Nunes is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, including the Alembic, Caveat Lector, Mantis, Marin Poetry Anthology, the Madison Review, WomenArts Quarterly, and Adelaide Literary Magazine. She has completed her first manuscript of poems and is currently working on a second collection. She holds a bachelor's degree in French literature and an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, 2013. 

Maya Phillips is a poet, essayist, and journalist. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in American Literary Review, At Length, The Baffler, BOAAT, Ghost Proposal, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Rumpus, Vinyl, The Gettysburg Review, The Missouri Review, the New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. Her collection Erou (Four Way Books, 2019), was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award and winner of the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize and 2020 Poetry by the Sea book award. She is the recipient of a Hodder Grant from Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Her second book, NERD: On Navigating Heroes, Magic, and Fandom in the 21st Century, is forthcoming in summer 2022 by Atria Books. Maya was the inaugural arts critic fellow at the New York Times and is now a full-time critic at the Times, where she writes about theater, movies, TV, books, and nerd culture. 


include writers of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. We are committed to never having an all-white slate of readers. 


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