Poetry, chapbook, 40 pages, from Bottlecap Features.
What happens when all your firsts happen after high school? New Adult explores a life dictated by Taylor Swift Tik Toks and empty wine bottles, first kisses and first heartbreak. It is a chapbook strife with vulnerability and pop culture references. It is about losing your innocence. It is about finding that innocence again. New Adult is the result of waking up and realizing, “Wow. I’m 21. Maybe I need a credit card…”
New Adult rose from isolation, strawberry cake at two in the morning, basement sob sessions, pink comforters, depression naps, getting broken up with on the way to McDonalds, getting catfished on Hinge, and endless reruns of High School Musical. It is a celebration of fandoms, goody-two-shoes, and Not Having Everything Figured Out. New Adult is Wollmuth’s debut chapbook. She thinks the next one will be yellow…
Sidney Wollmuth is technically a New Adult, but she still feels like a six-year-old. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing competition, Huffington Post, and No Contact Mag, among others. She was selected for the International Writing Program's Summer Institute in 2020. She loses a lot of things. You can find her on Insta @sidneysgallerywall.
Bottlecap Features #26