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Phoebe’s Body at 50: A Letter from the Editors

Phoebe’s first issue, published in 1972, opens with a poem by Mary Anna Dunn titled, “Firstborn, or the Table,” which stamps the page with the birth, on said table, of “a child’s bloody...

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Embody: Featured Artist, Jillian Ellis

Embody #2 Melissa Wade  Years ago, I wrote a biography on Ansel Adams for a high school humanities class, and I remember spending a whole page on one thing he said: “You don’t take a photograph,...

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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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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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Relaxing Colorful: An Interview with phoebe Cover Artist Kelsey Howard

Melissa Wade  A few months ago, with #painting typed into the search function on Instagram, I discovered the portraiture of @kelseyhowardart. I was enthralled by her work, these mysterious ladies...

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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 fifteen raw, disturbing, and heart wrenching stories about a society where the scales of power are forever tipped. It...

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I Am Thankful for Food Writing

Melissa Wade It’s Thanksgiving. My husband and I are staying home, and we’ve decided to shake up tradition and nix the turkey. I’ve read Jonathan Safran Foer, and I won’t overwhelm you with...

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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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Sigrid Nunez Asks How Should We Live When All Seems Doomed

In her poignant and meditative new novel, “What Are You Going Through,” Sigrid Nunez writes as if we sit with the narrator in her living room, listening to her thoughts on companionship, on...

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