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.


The Iris Review is constantly growing and changing as an idea. It adapts to every year's new views and inspirations, exploring the creative crannies of Cookeville's minds.

Structurally, it is a class. Every spring, motivated TnTech students gather to advertise, edit, design, and publish a literary magazine in four months.


We the editors are tasked with harnessing that chaotic and sublime material into a single collection, and we could be anyone.


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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