Issue 43.2, Spring 2014

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Featuring work from dawn losinger, Michael Mlekoday, Steph Kilen, El-Shabbaz, Sayantani Dasgupta, Brandon Amico, Gabriella Tallmadge, Julie Marie Wade, Leslie Marie Aguilar, Michael Lee, Jake Syersak, Jade Benoit, Michelle Lin, Natalia Holtzman, Noelle Catharine Allen, Ray Shea, Anna B. Sutton, Jaime Bennati (cover art), and AP Quatch

Phoebe 43.2, Spring 2014

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2014 Contest Winners Artwork by Jaime Bennati 2014 Greg Grummer Poetry Award  Judged by Eduardo C. Corral Winner: dawn lonsinger, Swap Runner-Up: Michael Mlekoday, from I Think I’m Almost Ready to See the Ocean  2014 Annual Fiction Contest Judged by Benjamin Percy Winner:  Steph Kilen, Pie Girl 2014 Annual Creative Nonfiction Contest Judged by Cheryl Strayed Winner: Bahiyyih El-Shabbaz,…

Try It Yourself: A How-To Guide from Artist Jaime Bennati

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To use the method for creating paper sculptures that Bennati developed and used in her series SitPass, follow her instructions below. More tutorials are available on her website.  Jaime Bennati is a paper artist and collector who examines the human relationship with material consumption. By collecting and gathering materials that are often overlooked, she prompts the viewer to question our…
Cover art by Jaimie Bennati

Featured Artist: Jaime Bennati

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from Ávores no Brasil from SitPass- Goiânia This body of work called SitPass looks at the landscape, bus routes and designs found throughout the central city of Goiânia, Brazil. The work was created with bus tickets that were discarded and then collected from Goiânia’s central bus system. On average about 200,000 were discarded per day. The project resulted in…
Cover art by Jaimie Bennati

And a Thousand More

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AP Quach AP Quach is the cartoonist behind Sassquach.com. She is a screenwriter in Los Angeles and her friendship with the writer Max Landis has inspired several of her comics, such as “And a Thousand More.” She has all her toes and fingers, as well as a masterful command of the letter “S.”  

from I Think I’m Almost Ready to See the Ocean

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Michael Mlekoday Runner-Up, 2014 Greg Grummer Poetry Award Jaime Bennati   The last time my brother had to bind his breasts, he and his girl waded out   into the ocean. They unwrapped his binder and let it drift off like exhaust, like old skin.   The first time he was finally himself, the ocean…

Or What’s a Fore For?

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Jake Syersak “Architecture as establishing moving relationships with raw materials” streams from Corbusier’s jaw as if it was its own internal dwelling, a thing, as in: the marriage of the & ing. Something like coming to the agreement an airplane’s in flight, though it’s a flighty distance of background drags the eye through the valley…

The Parts

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Bahiyyih El-Shabbaz Winner, 2014 Creative Nonfiction Award  Jaime Bennati APRIL It’s early April, and my tummy is still a valley. By the summer, it will be a bunny hill. By mid-fall, a mountain. It’s not so much the stretching or the puking of it, or even the labor, or the end of my life. I mostly…

Oscillation

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Sayantani Dasgupta Runner-Up, 2014 Creative Nonfiction Award  Jaime Bennati I. When I was nine years old, I read Swiss Family Robinson, and it exploded my imagination. At that time, my family and I lived in a middle-class neighborhood in New Delhi, the capital city of India, far, far removed from the social and cultural milieu of…

Forensic Biography and the Art of the Screenwriter

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Ray Shea [paper]Here is one thing I do know: I didn’t write down enough of this when it was happening, and now there is nobody I can ask. This is why I am trying to piece together, from the available evidence, what was going on in my head and in my dad’s life on the…
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