July 2014: Delphine Bedient’s Home State: Life in Nebraska
“I spent the first eighteen years of my life living in Nebraska. After leaving the state and moving to the west coast, I found that the knowledge my new friends and peers had of my home state was largely comprised of a few well-worn stereotypes. Most of them could not have pointed to it on a map.
Home State: Life in Nebraska is my long-overdue reaction to this. In a series of semi-fictional vignettes I have depicted the Nebraska that I knew, and my upbringing within its borders. Chronicling both the special and the mundane, this work attempts an honest portrait of the place. “
– Delphine Bedient
Delphine Bedient is a writer and maker currently based in Portland, Oregon. She publishes her own work under the umbrella name Sincerely Analog, busses tables in a restaurant and works at the public library. A book of her short fiction, entitled Down and Out on a Yacht was recently published by Two Plum Press. She likes the color brown, wearing sunglasses and writing in cursive.
See more of Delphine’s work at www.sincerelyanalog.com.