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Toddler Talk

You can overhear weird things in a laundromat. For instance, parents making weird threats to their kids--things you know they have no intention of carrying out. Like "I'm going to beat you right here." That's nonsense. I've never seen a parent beat a kid in a crowded laundromat. Even one that had just insisted they were going to. When my kids were little I probably made threats I had no intention of carrying out--nothing too harsh, but still. . . . Sometimes a parent will say anything to just…See More
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Home from Work

It's funny how I don't keep a journal anymore. This is it. The cleaned-up version of my life. Today maybe I should refinance my whole life. I already worked out. I still have to stack wood-- there might be a storm this week, I hear. There are lots of dishes in the sink from making split pea soup and potato salad. And if I had my way completely, I would just lie on the couch and finish reading this book the blind man's garden--no caps or italics-- I'm on my phone and dictating most of this…See More
Nov 10
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Dinner at Val and Norma's

Cheered up by a wonderful dinner at Val and Norma's house tonight. They are both extremely talented artists who live together in Point Pleasant. Here is a link to their site. If anyone wants gorgeous stained glass or mural work, this is the place to go!Sigstedt Studiowww.phoebewilcox.com ;See More
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Brain-dead Girl will Attempt to Learn Something

Because all these well-read academic poets intimidate me, I am going to attempt to learn something this weekend. I got a book out of the library called Postmodern American Poetry. Right off the bat, I'm like, "Okay, what the hell is 'postmodern'? Well, it must mean after the modern period, but I thought we were in a pretty modern period. . . ?" Well, we're after WWII, that's what it is honey bunch. Just because you avoided all lit and creative writing classes in college like the fricking…See More
Oct 10
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Mushroom Casserole Recipes

I had a whole blog on here and it disappeared. It all boiled down to this:Low Fat Mushroom CasseroleMore Fattening Chicken Mushroom Casserole…See More
Oct 3
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Great Poem

I should be doing OT for work right now, but I found this poem instead.The Manhattan ReviewJust when you think you're killing an angel. . . .See More
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I saw a Malaysian Flight Photo

I was in MD's examination room to waiting to find out that I still had a little swimming pool water behind my eardrum, and listening to the doctor in the next examination room through the wall talk to his patient about Obamacare (and I couldn't hear the details, damnit), when I came across a picture in Newsweek or Time that disturbed me. A plane crash victim--decomposing and torn up--next to someone's bed in a little house somewhere in Ukraine. It has smashed through the roof. Now. We don't…See More
Aug 6
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Things to do While the Kids are Away

1.) read books2.) make vegetarian sushi3.) read the paper4.) take a long bath5.) see what's going on in the world that I might like to do6.) find an agent9.) finish one of my novels10.) find a publisher for that poetry manuscript11,) take off the really old toe nail (is that two words?) polish12.) work out13.) do a Carl Sandburg reading for the vloggish part of my blog14.) sleep instead of cleanSo far the only thing I did was work out.Maybe tomorrow evening I'll read and take a bath and take…See More
Aug 4
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Jul 27
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Have You Ever Sunk into a Seventeen Foot Deep Tar Pit? I have.

Just kidding. I did NOT actually roll back time, turn into a 20-30 year old Indian woman who lived 2000-3000 years ago, and fall into one of the La Brea tar pits currently located next to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art. Only one human being has been excavated from the tar pits--and it wasn't me, thank God! I got to make the rounds a bit and see the Alexander Caulder exhibit before my annoying fellow travelers started whining about wanting food, and wanting to leave, and wanting to…See More
Jul 8
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California is Parched

Can't believe how dry the hills are. The narrow little streets of Hollywood Hills were pretty. Like a California version of Bucks County with the cozy nook and cranny feel. Turn a corner into shade and flower, up a hill to a million-dollar sun-room perched on a swan's neck of a post. No dashing single gentleman popped out of his art deco gate to invite me to his backyard barbecue. It will be hundred years of solitude for me, I suppose.
Jul 4
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Good Morning, Snobby Literary Journals

I wonder if their opinion of my writing would change if they knew one of my ancestors was tight w/Whitman? I like the letter online in which Whitman tells Dr.O.K. (my ancestor) that he can't help him get a govt job at his place of employ because of the financial situation there or whatever. That must have sucked for Dr. O.K. Just the way it sucks for me to have such a hard time finding a publisher for Enchantments and Dirty Words. It's funny too how I'd been selling Angels Carry the Sun a…See More
Jul 2

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Who I am:
www.phoebewilcox.com
twitter handle: phoebtastic
also on facebook, MySpace, Little Episodes
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Recidivist, poetry chapbook, April 2010 (Lilly Press)
Angels Carry the Sun, novel due out July, 2010 (Lilly Press).
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I've been published in The Chaffey Review, A cappella Zoo, Gloom Cupboard, Sixers Review, Glossolalia, The Northville Review, DeComp, Ascent Aspirations, Ginosko, Wild River Review, River Poets Journal, Blue Collar Review, Word Riot, Fiction at Work, Bartleby-Snopes, The Black Boot, Emprise, Calliope Nerve, The Linnet's Wings, Counterexample Poetics, Shoots and Vines and in various other literary magazines.
My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
no
Services I offer to other writers:
just my love and support!
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
River Poets Journal

Phoebe Wilcox's Blog

Toddler Talk

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 7:58pm 0 Comments

You can overhear weird things in a laundromat. For instance, parents making weird threats to their kids--things you know they have no intention of carrying out. Like "I'm going to beat you right here." That's nonsense. I've never seen a parent beat a kid in a crowded laundromat. Even one that had just insisted they were going to. When my kids were little I probably made threats I had no intention of carrying out--nothing too harsh, but still. . . . Sometimes a parent will say…

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Home from Work

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 11:31am 0 Comments

It's funny how I don't keep a journal anymore. This is it. The cleaned-up version of my life. Today maybe I should refinance my whole life. I already worked out. I still have to stack wood-- there might be a storm this week, I hear. There are lots of dishes in the sink from making split pea soup and potato salad. And if I had my way completely, I would just lie on the couch and finish reading this book the blind man's garden--no caps or italics-- I'm on my phone and dictating most of this… Continue

Dinner at Val and Norma's

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Cheered up by a wonderful dinner at Val and Norma's house tonight. They are both extremely talented artists who live together in Point Pleasant. Here is a link to their site. If anyone wants gorgeous stained glass or mural work, this is the place to go!

Sigstedt Studio

www.phoebewilcox.com ;

Education of a Soulless Redhead

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

Today I read the Introduction of the Postmodern Poetry Anthology that I got out of the library. It was like pulling teeth for a couple minutes there, almost like reading a difficult scientific research journal, but I did it. The most interesting thing I found out was that someone else besides me had the idea of writing a poem based on Google searches. The most intriguing Google search/worthy-of-poetry item I ever accidentally pulled up was, "Do redheads have a soul?" I have no idea…

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At 7:45am on September 7, 2011, Randi Fine said…

Hi Phoebe,

I just noticed your friend request from February!  So sorry I missed it.  I would love to be friends - just approved it.  Thanks

At 6:03pm on March 19, 2011, Kenya D. Williamson said…
LOL! Maybe my NEXT mansion will be in Beverly Hills. :) My mom worked all over -- Warrington, Doylestown... Bristol? I think she had some sort of training (as a caseworker) in Perkasie. Ah, PA... Don't ask me why. But, the old Pennsauken Mart and Cherry Hill mall (NJ) just leaped into my head. Get out!!
At 1:28pm on March 16, 2011, Kenya D. Williamson said…
I'm glad to call you a friend, Phoebe! Perkasie? I remember my mother going there for work. I'm enjoying your site and excerpts. Congratulations on all your success! I wish you more!
At 5:37am on March 9, 2011, Laila El-Sissi said…

Hello to All

I have been out of the country for a while. I was in Egypt.  I just started my blog.  If anyone is interested to know how the eRevolution started in Egypt, please visit my blog @outofalexandria.com

I will be posting more.

Miss you all

laila

At 12:45pm on February 21, 2011, Deborah Armstrong said…
Thank you for the invite - my first!
At 11:30am on February 21, 2011, Kelly Fitzpatrick said…
Hey, yes, Phoebe! Thanks for friending me. You barely got me first, just before I friend-requested you while reading your pages on your sites!  I love your webpages and can't wait to get your book. "A thousand Phoebes" back to you (heehee, am still laughing at that image...) Congratuations, keep writing, and enjoy...
At 10:37am on February 21, 2011, Meagan Frank said…

Warm fuzzies for a new friendship.  Thanks for the invite :)

 

Meagan Frank

At 5:12am on February 4, 2011, Lisa Martino said…
Hi Phoebe.  Thanks for the friendship add!
At 7:30pm on January 28, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
I visited your website.  It rocks!!!!!!!!! :)
At 6:39pm on January 28, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
Hello Pheobe!  I'm delighted to be your friend.  :)
 
 
 

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