Category: Editorials

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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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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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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How Do You Know When a Story is Done? How Veteran Writers Assess Their Work

By Kevin Binder The question “Am I done with this story?” is one that almost all writers will ask themselves at some point during their careers. In a previous blog post, we asked established...

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How Long Does It Take to Write a Short Story? 7 Established Writers Weigh In

By Kevin Binder Writing fiction shares a strange quirk with playing chess. Unlike most endeavors, which people usually get faster at as they improve, writing and chess both seem to take longer as...

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