Forum Features: The Splendor of Autumn

Alyssa Papa
Oct 17, 2023

The latest edition of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum will be arriving in your mailbox soon.  Continuing with the 2023 season-based topics, the fall edition's theme is "The Splendor of Autumn". The featured stories, regular columnists, and even our custom crossword puzzle will all dive deeper into that idea.

The feature articles discuss:

Blazing New Trails – Phi Kappa Phi’s new Benefactor program helps donors deepen engagement with the Society’s mission.

The Deepening Sky – Time abroad shapes Midwesterner Richard Terrill’s view of autumn.

A World of Wonders – For writer Aimee Nezhukumatathil, nature is an abiding fascination.

The Year Turns a Page – Autumn’s arrival means some sublime shifts in how writer Amina Cain does her work.

Flintlike Against the Mind – For coastal farmer Scott Chaskey, autumn brings new sounds as well as sights.

As always, we welcome letters to the editor, member news, poetry submissions and story ideas for upcoming themes. Visit to learn more.