Phoebe 43.2, Spring 2014

Jaime Bennati

2014 Contest Winners 2014 Greg Grummer Poetry Award  Judged by Eduardo C. Corral Winner: dawn lonsinger, Swap Runner-Up: Michael Mlekoday, from I Think I’m Almost Ready to See the Ocean  2014 Annual Fiction Contest Judged by Benjamin Percy Winner:  Steph Kilen, Pie Girl 2014 Annual Creative Nonfiction Contest Judged by Cheryl Strayed Winner: Bahiyyih El-Shabbaz, The Parts Runner-Up: Sayantani...
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from I Think I’m Almost Ready to See the Ocean

from I Think I’m Almost Ready to See the Ocean

Michael Mlekoday Runner-Up, 2014 Greg Grummer Poetry Award   The last time my brother had to bind his breasts, he and his girl waded out   into the ocean. They unwrapped his binder and let it drift off like exhaust, like old skin.   The first time he was finally himself, the ocean had...
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The Parts

The Parts

Bahiyyih El-Shabbaz Winner, 2014 Creative Nonfiction Award  APRIL It’s early April, and my tummy is still a valley. By the summer, it will be a bunny hill. By mid-fall, a mountain. It’s not so much the stretching or the puking of it, or even the labor, or the end of my life. I mostly just...
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Oscillation

Oscillation

Sayantani Dasgupta Runner-Up, 2014 Creative Nonfiction Award  I. When I was nine years old, I read Swiss Family Robinson, and it exploded my imagination. At that time, my family and I lived in a middle-class neighborhood in New Delhi, the capital city of India, far, far removed from the social and cultural milieu of early...
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dawn lonsinger Winner, 2014 Greg Grummer Poetry Award dawn lonsinger is the author of Whelm (winner of the 2012 Idaho Prize in Poetry). Her poems and lyric essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Guernica, Subtropics, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA...
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Pie Girl

Pie Girl

Steph Kilen Winner, 2014 Fiction Award Must be a little over a year now I’ve been in the basement. Just me and the Swede, or whatever he is, I’m just assuming. He doesn’t talk. He can hear, but I don’t think he understands English. Still, I talk to him. Who else am I going...
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2014 Writing Contests

Collide, by Heather Evans Smith.

Congratulations To Our Contest Winners Our judges have selected winners for our annual writing contests. We appreciate everyone who submitted, and were lucky to review your work. Visit us again in the fall, when we’ll announce next year’s contest judges and the 2015 contest deadlines. You can read their work, listed below, and many...
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Try It Yourself: A How-To Guide from Artist Jaime Bennati

Try It Yourself: A How-To Guide from Artist Jaime Bennati

To use the method for creating paper sculptures that Bennati developed and used in her series SitPass, follow her instructions below. More tutorials are available on her website.  Jaime Bennati is a paper artist and collector who examines the human relationship with material consumption. By collecting and gathering materials that are often overlooked, she prompts the viewer to question...
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Featured Artist: Jaime Bennati

Featured Artist: Jaime Bennati

from Ávores no Brasil from SitPass- Goiânia This body of work called SitPass looks at the landscape, bus routes and designs found throughout the central city of Goiânia, Brazil. The work was created with bus tickets that were discarded and then collected from Goiânia’s central bus system. On average about 200,000 were discarded per day. The project resulted...
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And a Thousand More

And a Thousand More

AP Quach AP Quach is the cartoonist behind Sassquach.com. She is a screenwriter in Los Angeles and her friendship with the writer Max Landis has inspired several of her comics, such as “And a Thousand More.” She has all her toes and fingers, as well as a masterful command of the letter “S.” You’ll...
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Contributors, Phoebe 43.2

Leslie Marie Aguilar was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. She has served as the Poetry Editor of Harbinger Journal of Literature and Art and is the current Web Editor ofIndiana Review. She is also the recipient of a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Hotel...
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Or What’s a Fore For?

Jake Syersak “Architecture as establishing moving relationships with raw materials” streams from Corbusier’s jaw as if it was its own internal dwelling, a thing, as in: the marriage of the & ing. Something like coming to the agreement an airplane’s in flight, though it’s a flighty distance of background drags the eye through the...
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Aspiration

Anna B. Sutton The nurse is small, chubby and folded over the desk like laundry folded then forgotten. She’s wearing worn pink scrubs and frameless glasses under a bowl-cut of thinning brown curls. She likes me. I hand her my HIV questionnaire, the one the receptionist asked me to print out and complete before...
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Forensic Biography and the Art of the Screenwriter

Ray Shea Ray Shea’s work has appeared most recently in The Rumpus, Hobart, apt, and Sundog Lit. A native of Boston and New Orleans, he currently lives in Austin.  You’ll find biographies for all contributors to Phoebe 43.2 here. 
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