“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

A Story Worth Sharing: Betsy Cornwell on Fairy Tales, Writing, and The Old Knitting Factory

Frannie Dove YA Novelist Betsy Cornwell has always loved fairy tales. As a child, they read Lang’s Fairy Books, which includes stories from Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm. The selkie...

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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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Imagination as Inheritance in Lilly Dancyger’s Memoir Negative Space

 Lena Crown In the dedication to Lilly Dancyger’s debut memoir, Negative...

Timelessness & Innovation in Tracy Zeman’s Empire

Ana Pugatch Tracy Zeman’s debut collection, Empire (Parlor Press, 2020),...

Horror With Authenticity: Stephen Graham Jones’ The Only Good Indians

Timothy Johnson We who like the scary, dark, and macabre tend to leap at the...

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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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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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 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...