Art from Spring 1986

Pallet Head / Kirk Smith / acrylic on canvas and styrofoam / 35" x 40" Philosophy Even the Hollowest Nut Wants To Be Cracked / David Wilson / 26" x 40" Schmocks / Cynthia Roth Leatherwood / monotype / 12" x 8" Myself…

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Premature Canities

Premature Canities by Alexa White Twelve months, countless little gray hairs pulled from some cave of my scalp. I’ve studied each one, twirling it white against a background out of focus. How do I hold them? Three fingers pinched? I’m…

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Book of the Month: The Man Who Lived Underground

Written by Lynda D. Sleeter Edited by Sadie Kimbrough The release of a previously unpublished novel by Richard Wright (1908-1960), legendary author of Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945) is possibly the major literary event of the summer. The…

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Room 1012

Room 1012 by Kat White Content Warning: This piece has elements of a murder mystery, mentions of suicide/death, violence, and elements of domestic abuse. Exhaustion colored the edges of her vision gray and Rue swallowed against the dryness in her…

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People of Knoxville: Georgia Vogel of Honey Mouth

Written by Clint Liles Edited by Sadie Kimbrough Last March an unforgettable hot-pink shop popped up in the Old City of downtown Knoxville. Honey Mouth is a leather goods store focused on empowering women through fashionable accessories and local artwork.…

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Narrative Medicine Breaks Barriers Between Art and Science

Written by Sadie Kimbrough Edited by Lynda Sleeter As early as the application process, college students are encouraged to commit to a major that will define their postsecondary experience. But as recent UT graduate Maddie Mae Sasse may tell you,…

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People Watching at Café Du Monde

People Watching at Café Du Monde by Kassidy Zartman I remember the saxophone player That stood just on the corner by Café Du Monde— His experienced black hands that skipped over the brass pearl keys And his face that swallowed…

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You Can’t Make it Without A College Education Or, Stuck In Knoxville Without Nixon

By Robert Dominic Phoenix: Spring 1971 EDITOR'S NOTE: New and unusual experiences await the college graduate these days. He either steps into extreme affluence or into abject poverty; his days are either spent in frantic occupational activity or in boring unemployment;…

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South Press Welcomes Artists, Coffee Lovers, and the Queer Community

Written by Sadie Kimbrough Edited by Lynda Sleeter and Ben Hurst My handcrafted latte sits on a coaster decorated with an image of the woman sitting to my left. The coaster’s not the only portrait of Joslynn Fish in the…

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A Video on our Gallery and the Phoenix During 2020

Ben Hurst, our Editor in Chief, discusses our first gallery in the New Student Union titled "A Walk Through the Magazine." He discusses the adversity the magazine during the pandemic, the emphasis on growing amidst that diversity, and the importance…

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