The Last War Story

By Michael Knight Phoenix: Spring 2004, Inspirations Issue My father's war story is a simple one. He shipped out to Vietnam in 1968, an ROTC lieutenant, trained for airborne duty. All blood and balls, to hear him tell it, but…

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Should

By Jenny Darden Phoenix: Spring 2001 TW: Allusions to Suicide 1. The Disillusionment Romeo and Juliet are dead, and this time they’re not faking. Their dirty, naked bodies are lying beneath the apple tree, cradled in its roots, God-shamed. And…

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Were You On the Moon

Were You On the Moon by Brynna Williams Phoenix: Fall 2018 You have to wake up sometime. That’s what I’d like to say to myself, but it’s so peaceful to sleep. Warm hands on my back, the moment I open…

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Blue Grass

By Hannah Malia Kim Phoenix: Spring 2009 The thing I remember most about my girlhood in Beijing is the hutong neighborhoods. Especially, the way the houses were smushed together so that each shanty looked like a piece of a bigger…

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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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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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