In Jennifer Horne's collection, Tell the World You're a Wildflower, she offers up a patchwork of colorful vignettes stitched together by the earnest voices of Southern girls and women. As in real life, all the small and irregular pieces work together to create a compelling world.”
Nanci Kincaid, author of Crossing Blood, Balls, Pretending the Bed Is a Raft, and Eat, Drink, and Be from Mississippi
While these true-hearted, lyrical stories often give voice to the voiceless, some of the details will seem drawn from your own memories. For example, for me: the gift of a tiny silver goblet fashioned from a chewing gum wrapper.’ That image also suggests the nature of some of the very short stories of Jennifer Horne's collection; they are poignant, handcrafted, slightly mystical, able to convey simultaneously both hope and sorrow. Horne's stories glitter like pinpricked stars against the impenetrable immensity of reality.”
Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, Abundance
, and most recently The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman
About the Author
Raised in Arkansas and a longtime resident of Alabama, Jennifer Horne is a writer, editor, teacher, and blogger who explores Southern identity and experience, especially women’s, through prose, poetry, fiction, and anthologies and in classrooms and workshops across the South. A recipient of fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Seaside Institute in Florida, she is the editor of Working the Dirt: An Anthology of Southern Poets and the author of a poetry collection, Bottle Tree. With Wendy Reed, she coedited the essay collections All Out of Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality and Circling Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality.