Our Story

Phoenix is a student-run campus publication dedicated to the artistic expression of students, faculty, and alumni. Now celebrating over 60 years in publication, the magazine is known as a home for student artistry at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The Phoenix staff has always sought to provide students with a platform to speak truth to power and share their own stories through art.
In the past, Phoenix has housed the works of Cormac McCarthy, Bennet LeMaster, and Dr. Marilyn Kallet.

Meet the Staff

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Sadie Kimbrough


Sadie Kimbrough is a senior studying food equity + sustainability. She cares a lot about eating and suggests you grab a fig from James Agee Park on your way home from school.

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Maggie Meystrik

Lead Designer

Maggie Meystrik is a senior studying graphic design & sustainability. One day, she'd love to design for museum exhibition spaces. For now, she's happy to quietly walk through them.


Diana Dalton

Art Editor

Diana Dalton is a junior studying Cinema, Journalism, and Studio Art. She enjoys memoirs, citrus fruit, and finding art in the mundane. She means well, and is easily distracted.

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Maxwell Frasher

Poetry Editor

Maxwell Frasher is a junior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He loves watching poorly made horror films, contemplating haircuts he will never actually get, and indulging his greedy and demanding sweet tooth.

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Case Pharr

Prose Editor


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Presley Cowan

Copy Editor


Taylor McMickle

Business Editor

Taylor McMickle is the current social media coordinator for Phoenix. She's a senior majoring in advertising, and in her down time, she likes to play my ukulele and hang out with her cat, Scotch.


Abby-Noelle Potter

Staff Member

Abby-Noelle is a sophomore double majoring in English and Theatre. While aspiring to be a creative writer, she also has interests in sustainable fashion and photography. You can usually find her at Hodges Library reading and eating a blueberry scone.


Raina Watson

Staff Member

Raina is a junior studying Elementary Education. She loves sustainable fashion, listening to music, and forcing everyone in her life to watch her favorite shows.

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Adin Lamb

Staff Member


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Mika Tapp-Relation

Staff Member


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