What We’re Looking For: Fall 2021

As a team of writers and creators, we know that submitting to journals can feel like a daunting and opaque process. As we continue to accept submissions for phoebe’s Fall 2021 issue, we thought it...

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Through the Revolving Door: a Salutation From Editor-in-Chief Timothy Johnson

As a reader, I’m not the biggest fan of letters from editors. Digging through phoebe’s archives, as I am wont to do, because I’m a big nerd, it’s clear someone agreed with me. At one time in...

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Why phoebe Takes a Summer Break and You Should Too

Temperatures are climbing in our hometown of Fairfax, Virginia, and the drone of our local brood of 17-year cicadas is so loud that we can hear it inside, fan running, windows closed. We’ve held...

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Traversing Languages, Genres, Cultures: An Interview with Ye Chun

Ana Pugatch Ye Chun is a bilingual Chinese American author and translator. Her stunning poetry and prose meditate on the power of language, the dichotomy of othering/loneliness, and navigating two...

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From the Room: A Farewell from Editor-in-Chief Melissa Wade

“Goodbyes always make my throat hurt. I need more hellos.” Charlie Brown When it comes to personal notes like this, I tend to think that someone else has already expressed how I feel better than...

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50.2

2021 Spring Fiction Contest Winner The Light. Breathing by Gregg Maxwell Parker   2021 Spring Nonfiction Contest Winner Welcome to Bad Mom Club by Marne Litfin   2021 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize...

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Deep Fried Poems

Nora Claire Miller Deep Friend Poem #63 Deep Fried Poem #64 Nora Claire Miller is a poet from New York City. Nora’s chapbook, LULL (2020), was the winner of the 2019 Ghost Proposal Chapbook...

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On Stalking The Apostle Paul

Heikki Huotari Heikki Huotari in a past century attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. He’s a retired math professor and has published poems in numerous...

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An Ode Derailed

Cady Favazzo O, Grape-Nuts!                 or more                  truthfully:                                   the store brand:                    ...

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HELLO

Luciana Arbus-Scandiffio With my dress made of picnic blankets I set out for the tundra. I put on my clogs,my suit of gathered hairs. The coins collect in the crags outside and I collect...

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