Poetry Margaret Walther

the chartreuse breath of moths. poppy seeds brushed by shadow.

at night the heart gathers fragments—the heart never sleeps....

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The Teacher & the Tuner

Poetry Matthew St. Amand

Pianos on planes had only recently come into vogue; skeptics abounded, the naysayers were legion, but ultimately the piano lobby had won out.


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Phoebe’s first-ever Twitter contest!

1). Follow us on Twitter @PhoebeJournal.

2). Tweet us some superb prose or poetry--in 140 characters or less!

3). The three best tweets received by the end of April, as judged by us,...

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The Problem with Brigadoon

Fiction Marianne Jay

I was supposed to be funny crazy, not crazy crazy. There’s a difference. Funny crazy is wearing tinfoil hats and washing your hands until they bleed and...

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Gasoline Chainsaw Jesus

Poetry Joe Hall

Forest blinking in stuttering out, soiling itself under

The moon’s sterile spotlight, forgetting its name

Snatching as much Sudafed as we could......

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Birthday Trip to Père La Chaise

Nonfiction David Joiner

It’s February and we’re standing beneath a gray, birdless sky. Arm in arm eating mangosteens purchased from a wrinkled old man in a woolen hat and...

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“Fire Play” and “These City Lights”

Featured Art Abram Landes

Award-winning photographer Abram Landes is excited to open an archive of never-before-shown images to Phoebe......

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Clean Song

Poetry Joe Hall

If this is weeping, it isn’t; it’s

The shuttered mouth of a flooded subway

It’s bees iced in their hives, a crocus’ spears......

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A quick post-AWP report

Phew! AWP has come and gone, and we're happy and tired. Thank you to everyone who came to our offsite event and stopped by our booth in the book fair!...

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Nonfiction Amy Dupcak

Overnight, something happens between the two hemispheres of my brain: a tiff, a quarrel, an all-out brawl. The universe unravels in my hands; its spiral...

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