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Who We Are

Based at Tennessee Tech University, the Iris Review is a
student-run literary magazine featuring the talents of
literary and visual artists with roots in Cookeville and the
surrounding communities. The editors seek poetry,
prose, and visual art (including photography) that is
captivating, immersive, and purposeful for the 2023
issue. Our magazine will amplify and preserve the voices
and perspectives of our place and moment. At this time,
we solely publish work authored entirely through human
creativity.

Our History

Homespun: simple and unsophisticated.

The beginnings of all stories are homespun, and more so for the Iris Review. Tennessee Tech's pioneer literary magazine launched in 1950 under the title Homespun and ran until 2005. 

The 2018 revival of our literary magazine gives homage to these roots by retaining its last four digital copies. However, it now reaches beyond campus to all of Cookeville and seeks more art, photography, and graphic novel scenes.

Now, we bloom.

Please note

The views expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of The Iris Review staff, its faculty advisor, the Department of English, or Tennessee Technological University. The work published in this magazine is the sole property of the authors and may not be republished or reproduced without their written permission.

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