“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

Bigger and Bigger Worlds Beyond ‘Little Fish’: An Interview with Aja Gabel

Melissa Wade  So here at phoebe, every once and a while, we sell a back issue, but a few months ago, we got a bounty of requests for one particular printing: our Fall 2011 contest issue. When I...

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playing with boxes: an interview with Irene Cooper about spare change

Millie Tullis Irene Cooper’s spare change (Finishing Line Press)  is a collection composed of small poems that constantly surprise through line, image, and charged, simple language. The poems...

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Correlatives: A Review of W. Todd Kaneko’s This is How the Bone Sings

Christian Stanzione I was a natural reader for W. Todd Kaneko’s The Dead...

Bradley Bazzle Writes Unique Fiction With Familiar Skin in New Collection

Tim Johnson Bradley Bazzle describes his new fiction collection, Fathers of...

Writing from the Body: Felicia Rose Chavez’s’ The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

Shabrayle Setliff The statement that everyone writes from the body could serve...

Navigating MFA Decision Day During COVID: Three Considerations

Ivan Moore A year ago, I was still weighing my options. Quarantine had just started, but I already suspected it could extend into Fall 2020. Like everyone, I was stockpiling canned goods and trying...

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On-Call

Zachary Barnes When COVID-19 hit and the world shuddered to a standstill, a lot of folks like me found a new pocket of time on their hands. I hadn’t realized just how much time I spent...

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Sabrina Orah Mark’s Everexpanding Poemstories

Millie Tullis If you haven’t already fallen in love with the work of Sabrina Orah Mark, I scarcely know how to tell you where to start. Everywhere, I know, would hardly be a helpful answer....

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How to Start a Short Story: Pairing Your Title and First Line to Draw the Reader In

Kevin Binder One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about my creative writing program is that the experience has helped give words to many things I’ve been trying to do in my writing. A prime...

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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...