Phoebe Fico | The New Engagement

Phoebe Fico

Phoebe Fico

Phoebe Fico

Phoebe Fico is a poet and playwright from New York City. She has performed her poetry around the city including Bluestockings Bookstore and her plays have performed Theater Breaking Through Barriers. Outside of writing, she loves going to concerts and museums; and insisting that this year really is the Mets’ year.

Work by This Artist

The Reasons story art
By Phoebe Fico

Weathered but undergirded.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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