Category: Features

I Am Thankful for Food Writing

Melissa Wade It’s Thanksgiving. My husband and I are staying home, and we’ve decided to shake up tradition and nix the turkey. I’ve read Jonathan Safran Foer, and I won’t overwhelm you with...

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Movement: An Exploration of Export in Dante and Wendell Berry

By Chris Stanzione When our poetry editor Millie asked me what I look for in great literature, I said that, like all great art, I look for “export,” for pieces of art that, after our interaction...

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Sigrid Nunez Asks How Should We Live When All Seems Doomed

In her poignant and meditative new novel, “What Are You Going Through,” Sigrid Nunez writes as if we sit with the narrator in her living room, listening to her thoughts on companionship, on...

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Point of View: Peter Streckfus on “The Carpenter” and “Death in a Fig”

Chris Stanzione, phoebe’s Assistant Poetry Editor, asked Peter Streckfus to reflect on his past Phoebe publications, “The Carpenter” & “Death in a Fig”. He discusses the formal...

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Colors of Easter: A Review of Rick Barot’s During the Pandemic

On the penultimate page in my copy of During the Pandemic, Rick Barot’s poignant new chapbook, I am told: “You are holding No. 77.” The numbers are penciled onto the page in a small, neat...

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Review of Danielle Evans’ The Office of Historical Corrections

Zachary Barnes The Office of Historical Corrections is Danielle Evans’ newest collection of six short stories and a novella. These stories are wonderfully varied, with settings like a life-sized...

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What a Horror Author Taught Me About Artistry

By Timothy Johnson I recently read Josh Malerman’s Malorie, the sequel to his 2014 Bird Box, which Netflix turned into a successful film in 2018. I like a good horror tale, and over the last few...

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The Book of Summer

Michael Fulop There is so much green in the summer.It is like a book with green pages.And on the pages a script of green writing.The words at first are difficult to make out. But then you see.The...

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A Review of A Fish Growing Lungs

By Sarah Wilson I first met Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn for coffee just over three years ago. She had just finished her MFA and moved back to the DC metro area. We were introduced by a mutual friend who...

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Inside Voices: A Conversation with the Founding Editors of No Contact

Lena Crown On my dining room window, there’s a paint smudge at the center of the third pane of glass. Before quarantining for eight months, before gazing out that window each day at the same thin...

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