“My projects often zig and zag; I always think I know what I’m doing, then realize after a while that oh actually, I want to do this other thing—but it still builds off of it.” – Rebecca Dunham

Visualizing Women: An Interview with Allison Funk

KS Keeney I was incredibly lucky to get the chance to ask Allison Funk about her book The Visible Woman, some of which revolves around Funk’s experience of living in French-American artist Louise...

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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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A Review of Jenny Bhatt’s Each of Us Killers

Bareerah Y. Ghani Jenny Bhatt’s debut collection, Each of Us Killers, holds...

Sigrid Nunez Asks How Should We Live When All Seems Doomed

In her poignant and meditative new novel, “What Are You Going Through,”...

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...

Five books of poetry I loved in 2020

Millie Tullis My year opened with a writing retreat in the Appalachian mountains. One day, my friend Sarah and I got caught in a snow storm while trying to bring home groceries. It took us hours to...

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The Longest Night: What it Means to Write through Grief

Leah Sumrall In a good year, the winter solstice is as much about celebrating new life as it is honoring death. It is a season when light, so often a foregone conclusion, seems a little less certain,...

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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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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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“The beauty and challenge of writing is that every piece is unique; you can’t approach it with the tools you used last time.”- Alyssa Quinn, from “How Long Does It Take to Write a Short Story”

Embody: Featured Artist, Jillian Ellis

Embody #2 Melissa Wade  Years ago, I wrote a biography on Ansel Adams for a...

Relaxing Colorful: An Interview with phoebe Cover Artist Kelsey Howard

Melissa Wade  A few months ago, with #painting typed into the search function...