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Blunt Not the Heart

Fiction Jim Wyatt

But there was one thought that he couldn’t shake from his mind. He pictured Peg with bloodied, four-fingered hands trying helplessly to pick up her own thumbs....

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Jericho Brown’s PLEASE

Blog K. Goodkin

As books of poems go, Please, Jericho Brown’s first book, is especially unconcerned with subtlety. This is the book’s biggest weakness, though also perhaps...

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Brain Damage

Poetry Eric Burger

I remember once I clung to a massive accordion-folded curtain in a hotel in Boston, looking out at dangerous weather sweeping in off the Atlantic. My room was...

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It Doesn’t Happen Often–But Should We Look At It?

Poetry Eric Burger

Young children, ages 8-11, were swimming out into the bay, disappearing under the water, and swimming back to the beach where they displayed their tiny...

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Gold Without Warning–a three day poetry festival

Blog

GWW is a three-day festival of capital-region poets, and features a number of past Phoebe contributors, as well as a few current or former staffers. More details at ...

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My Father at the Mountainside

Nonfiction Jacob White

A whole Saturday I walked back and forth across our slick garage floor to hear those magnificent heels clop. I mouthed the word gambol over and over, mouthed...

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Grieving

Nonfiction Alyssa Ross

She wrapped my little hand inside her long, thick fingers and guided me up the aisle toward a line of crying women. When it came my turn to walk up, I...

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Why nonfiction?

Blog

You’ve probably noticed that Phoebe is taking a big step: We’re now accepting nonfiction submissions.

That’s the...

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Are You Sure You Want to Shut Down…?

Blog Collin G

I stare at electronic screens a lot. I watch television and play video games, and half the time I listen to music I’m mesmerized by iTunes’ Visualizer......

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Telling Our Stories

Interview Leslie Maxwell

Lisa Tracy's most recent book, Objects of Our Affection, is a work that combines history and memoir to tell the tale of objects that are part of...

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