“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

The Processes Behind Poems and Novels: An Interview with Laura Kasischke

As a fiction writer without much of a knack for poetry, I’ve long appreciated writers with a talent for both genres. And when I think of authors who bridge that genre divide, Laura Kasischke is one...

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The Interior Design of Art: An Interview with Camilla Taylor

KS Keeney While phoebe is primarily a journal for literature, over the years we have had the chance to feature some phenomenal visual art, and none more so in my tenure than the work of Camilla...

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On the Outskirts: A Review of Dur e Aziz Amna’s “American Fever”

Bareerah Y. Ghani Dur e Aziz Amna’s riveting debut novel examines...

Richard Thomas’ New Short Story Collection Is a Masterclass of Dark Fiction Persona and Experimentation

Timothy Johnson I’ve been following Richard Thomas (but not in a weird way)...

Nonfiction as Contradiction: On Jami Attenberg’s Memoir “I Came All This Way to Meet You”

Lena Crown “No fantasy is wrong,” Jami Attenberg writes in her memoir I...

This Is Not The Essay I Meant To Write: On Writing Into Uncertainty

Megan Pillow Here’s a secret: every night when I go to sleep, I put my dog Lucy’s collar under my pillow. When I toss and turn, I hear the jingle of the tags. It was the sound of her in the...

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The Uselessness of Fog: How Paradox Haunts Emily Wilson

Christian Stanzione Paradox isn’t the problem we take it for. Our want, or at least mine until the past few years of academic dithering, is to think of paradox as a sort of unsolvable dialectic—a...

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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...