Author: phoebejournal

On Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail by David Coogan

Reviewed by Sarah Wilson In a time of rejuvenated discourse on racial inequality and criminal justice reform, it seemed appropriate to revisit David Coogan’s 2016 memoir, Writing Our Way Out:...

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A Review of “Blizzard” by Henri Cole

I’ve come to the conclusion I have a strange idea as to what the purpose of  “eco-poetics” is. While I originally saw it as any other poem, except that its aesthetics involve nature imagery....

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Funerals

Robert Bausch “…Anything makes me laugh, I misbehaved once at a funeral.” –Charles Lamb He could hear the people in the church praying. So many voices carried a long way and he could...

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Warming

From Issue 39.2 Janann Dawkins The chlorophyll remains in leaf: the limbsretain their hair: the trees do not believethe sun will set on them. They think the filmof heat is normal—that it will...

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Renegades (for Evelyn Thorne)

From Issue 1.1 (Spring 1972) Jim Everhard In the darkness the moon opensand there is nothing but lightin the twists of its mind,the unthought of dreamsof dead men bending back toward the...

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Gravedigger

From Issue 7.3 Ed Lynskey Call me a gravedigger.By night I shovel themoist moments awaytill the empty depthcan hold my heart, my injured heart.Still she lies like a smirking shadowin the bottom of...

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To Grow by Subtraction (Maddie’s Salvage)

From Issue 29.2 Marilyn F. Moriarty The only excess on Inishmore was in the people — in their talking, in their music — and last night what music there was with noisy old ballads, raucous...

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Book Review: The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle

The Missing Girl Jacqueline Doyle Black Lawrence Press, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-62557-983-6 When it comes to narratives on missing and abducted girls, we normally explore titillating, abhorrent, and violent...

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Issue 39.2, Fall 2010

Table of Contents Contest Winners Phoebe Winter Fiction Contest Winner: Andrew Bynom, “The Burial Party” Greg Grummer Poetry Award Winner: Aran Donovan, “Your Name: an Aerie”...

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Issue 24.1, Winter 1994

Table of Contents Tom Raworth, from Silent Rows Laynie Browne, from Rebecca Letters Sarah Bloom, “Catherine to her demon” Elaine Equi, “Another Wall to Walk Through”...

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