Category: Features

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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Eroded Ephemera

by featured artist Nikolina Lazetic  lunar, untitled no.2Medium: acrylic, oil, ink on paper (modified print)   My creative processes are informed by an upbringing in a war-torn space, mute losses...

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Lockdown Artworks

by featured artist Ishika Guha  Every First TimeMedium: Mixed media, oil and acrylic Burn it SlowMedium: Mixed media, oil and acrylic These works were created during the lockdown periods in...

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Graphics

by featured artist Alexey Adonin A Chick In Search Of A WormMedium: Ballpoint Pen on Paper Drawing is my most time-tested tool of self-expression. For me, drawing is akin to meditation or lucid...

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Scientific Illustrator Falls in Love with Printmaking

by cover artist Carrie Carlson  Robin’s NestMedium: Linoleum block print & watercolor As a scientific illustrator, I am inspired to celebrate the synergy of art and science through...

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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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Little Fish by Aja Gabel

This is my earliest memory. I was twenty-nine. The last waterslide park in northern California was closing at the end of the summer, and I felt I owed it to my childhood to take one last run. I...

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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 Wrestler Elegies, a book that examines the pageantries of professional wrestling to access and discuss his relationship with...

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Bradley Bazzle Writes Unique Fiction With Familiar Skin in New Collection

Tim Johnson Bradley Bazzle describes his new fiction collection, Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science, as an “alchemical mixture of realism and complete bullshit.” As I read it, I decided I...

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