"Cole Phillips Explores Love, Ghost Towns, and Humanity in Photographic Essay 'Love as the Difference Separating Us'"

Title and Author

The intriguing chapbook "Love as the Difference Separating Us," by Cole Phillips, explores love, history, and a ghost town off Richmond, Maine's shore.

Artistic Endeavor

 Phillips captures the ghost town's homes in their current state while maintaining their history using wet-plate photography.

Rich History

 Only a few cottages remain in the ghost town off Richmond, Maine, which has centuries-old secrets.

Photographic Essay

 Phillips uses narrative nonfiction to ask readers to consider their purpose in a world where people vanish but their footprints remain.


Phillips uses historical images to challenge life's transience and our legacy.

Background of Author

Cole Phillips, a Maine native with a family, brings extensive literary experience to the project.

Longlist Mentions

Phillips's writing has been longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions.

Previous Publication

 Phillips' latest novel, "Standish Blue" (Ghost City Press), takes readers on a thrilling journey through love, history, and a ghost town.

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