2023-Issue No. 1
We're proud to present our first issue, which features poetry and art from First-Generation college students at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Tech, and Middle Tennessee State University. The theme of our 2023 publication was transparency. As you will see, while each piece offers its own take on Transparency, in many of them, similar images and concerns emerge. We hope you enjoy this collection.
Our cover image for this year's issue (above) is a mosaic of mini-canvases painted by first-generation undergraduate and graduate students in the Middle Tennessee area. Students from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Tech, and Middle Tennessee State are all represented. Each of the individual paintings are connected by a "through line" that, like the experience of being first-gen student, offers continuity and a shared starting point, despite disparate appearances. We hope you enjoy the poems and art work featured in this year's issue (below).