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Raymond Federman on the Writer, the Reader, and the Text by Roberta Gupta

Roberta Gupta   “I am one of the clowns of modern fiction,” says novelist Raymond Federman. He shrugs his shoulders in exaggerated despair. “That’s what many people think! They refer to me as an experimental writer. That means I don’t know what I’m doing, eh?” Federman, a native-born Frenchman now living in America, is professor…

Book Review: The Brand New Catastrophe

The Brand New Catastrophe Mike Scalise Sarabande Books, 2017 260 pp.   The writer who chooses memoir as a medium faces a daunting challenge: to ground himself in the personal—in a specific, unique, individual life—and somehow open back out into the world of larger human experience, where readers live. For the writers of an illness…

’55 chevy

George Mosby, Jr.   you knew what it was three miles off tearing through the curves of old 623 straightening them out like curly string hardly a foot of the whole six miles the road ran hadn’t tasted the smoking rubber it peeled and left like pairs of long black snakes stretching from curve to…

the old man who shot the moon

George Mosby, Jr.   if you chose to come near when the moon was full as a new quarter is round you would find him out with his rifle or with his old double-barrel 12-gauge rabbit-ears shotgun blasting away into the pinlights in the sky but even if you chose to stay away you could…

The Stupidest Girl in Fifth Grade

Issue 9.1&2 Fall/Winter 1979 Elizabeth A. Finegan   The mother’s eyes were a smoldering black and fierce like a leopard’s or a tiger’s—and the child darted only the briefest glance at her before quickly lowering her own eyes while she stood clutching her doll, Priscilla, so hard that flakes of cotton stuffing drifted down like…

Adam Tavel

Issue 40.1 Winter 2011 Former contributor Adam Tavel recently published a collection of poetry, “The Fawn Abyss,” published by Salmon Poetry. His poem, “In Your Hunger Dream” appeared in phoebe 40.1, 2011 and is included in the collection.    Buy his book here. Connect with Adam on his website.   

Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger

Issue 42.1Spring 2013 Former contributor Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger recently published his first story collection, Scaring the Stars into Submission – a surrealist, dystopian collection of loosely connected narratives. His story, “Springtime for the World” from phoebe 42.1, 2013 is included in the collection, though it has been retitled “You Are the Key Witness to the End of…

sparrows on a rooftop in the spring

George Mosby, Jr.   up on the crest of the roof two sparrows dance a mating dance they chirp a while in the early fading mist (light has not long seeped out from darkness) and they enter song then soft and siren as the new scents of wild flowers tuned in the precise same pitch…

(8 a.m.) grassing onions

George Mosby, Jr.   the rows are red and long and dewy green with young grass the boss-guard points to their ends which stretch so far they’re almost out of sight: “you’ve got that distance to hoe before it’s lunch” he says “and then the thing you’ve gotta do is bring another back to here…

the field #11

George Mosby, Jr.   for as far as eyes will reach in every ground direction there are fresh impressions of truck tires like tiny roads in some vast stubby desert they run up and down and around rolling hills barn swallows pluck invisible insects from the air with batlike agility the swiftness in their turns…
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