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phoebe journal’s 50th anniversary

It’s exciting to say it—phoebe journal has been celebrating and publishing great literary and artistic work for 50 years now. Read 50.1 and stay tuned for 50.2, our contest issue, coming soon. 

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,...

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

Millie Tullis Irene Cooper’s spare change (Finishing Line Press)  is a...

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...

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In Conversation with Kelli Taylor of The Free Minds Book Club

By Sarah Wilson Recently, I was able to speak with Kelli Taylor, co-founder of...

On Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail by David Coogan

Reviewed by Sarah Wilson In a time of rejuvenated discourse on racial...

The Incarcerated Writers Project was started by the editors at phoebe as a way to open the publishing platform to writers in prisons across the United States. This population has been traditionally overlooked, undervalued, and pushed to the margins. We believe the inclusion of their literary voices will enlarge and ultimately strengthen the artistic and scholarly community.

From the Archive

Little Fish by Aja Gabel

This is my earliest memory. I was twenty-nine. The last waterslide park in...

Leopard

Richard Shannon heart deep in hunger an aged leopard, haunted by the fear...

Firstborn, or, the Table

Mary Anna Dunn My heels are strapped in etherized stirrupsand my feelings float...

Harvest

From Issue 36.1 Danielle Evans Eggs. They wanted eggs, and their requests came...

Editor Picks

The Book of Summer

Michael Fulop There is so much green in the summer.It is like a book with green...

Landscape Where I Forget My Father

Jennie Malboeuf The four corners of my eyeline are rich with distraction. An...

Monkey Treachery

Larissa Szporluk Maybe I had a baby with my father. Maybe I’m lying. Maybe I...

Rapture

Mary Jo Amani Pay careful attention lest with all the fluctuations of thoughts...