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The Diamond Line was originally named such in homage to our state gem, but a name carries the narrative weight of its symbols. Someone could cut into their very soul with a diamond, and that’s how poems and stories and paintings are created; by being carved out with something so sharp it leaves us raw. As such, we are dedicated to showcasing emotional truths and authenticity. We have committed ourselves and our magazine to allowing people to dig as deep as they can until they find their own rare and beautiful gem.

The Diamond Line showcases original visual art, fiction, and poetry by University of Arkansas undergraduate students.

Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4 (2021)

Dear Readers,

The Diamond Line is a student-run publication at the University of Arkansas that gives a platform to our undergraduates’ voices by presenting evocative explorations of the human condition. This fall semester we decided to forgo a theme, although we retained the magazine’s characteristic vulnerability in storytelling. Our editorial team discussed how formative the collective consciousness was in previous editions and elected to wait and see what patterns emerged, prioritizing quality of craft over conformity. The stories we selected create a tapestry of ideas that to us reflect the beauty and meaning discovered in a post-lockdown world.

The ability to connect with each other in person again led to a creative renaissance for The Diamond Line. The collaborative tone of the fourth issue shines through its design. Throughout production, the staff found ways to leave our unique signature within these pages- quite literally, everyone’s handwriting was used for titling pieces. One of our editors hand illustrated each staff member, and the print team embellished the text with their own sketches, demonstrating the spirit of individual contribution we wanted to capture in this issue. While the content ranges from impending ecological disaster to philosophical musings, this issue establishes a newfound sense of coalition between artists, authors, and editors.

We are glad our magazine ended up in your hands. Please, enjoy the journey.

Front Matter

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Acknowledgements
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Table of Contents
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Entire Issue

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Diamond Line - Fall 2021
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Story

Poems

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Inhabit
Katherine Rees

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Sometimes I Feel Tiny
Madison Varns

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Our Cat and A Close Shave (visual art)
Erin Allen and Lauren Dial

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Pink Like Roses
Jennie Orlando

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Garage Door
Jordan Looper

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Bogus Shit
Madison Varns

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Tell Me Nothing
Bia Edwards

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Seven Years
Jordan Smith

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Epics Should be Sung
Chance O' Neal

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Bus Ride
Jese Espenschied

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Existential Crisis
Morgan Nance

Fiction

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Kalea
Brian Nicholson

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Buried in the Sand
Heather Drouse

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Ultramarine
Verna Bryan

Visual Art

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Firee Season
Glennon Jarachovic

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Self Portrait 2020-2021
Glennon Jarachovic

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Eleven
Glennon Jarachovic

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Drinks with a Friend
Trevor Martinez

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Untitled
Madison Varns

Letter from the Editors

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Letter from the Editors
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Editorial Staff

Editors in Chief
Isabella Wisinger
Yaya Wong
Managing Editors
Ashley Chapman
Calvin Duke
Print Team
Ashley Chapman
Yaya Wong
Leah Blanchard
Nastajae Alderson
Web Design Team
Sierra Chappie
Patrick Rood
Eric King
Thomas Burnam
Promotion Team
Isabella Wisinger
Kate Frutiger
Fiction Team
Thomas Burnam
Isabella Wisinger
Kate Frutiger
Eric King
Poetry Team
Nastajae Alderson
Yaya Wong
Ashley Chapman
Sierra Chappie
Visual Arts Team
Leah Blanchard
Eric King
Patrick Rood
Calvin Duke
Faculty Advisors
Jane Blunschi
Audrey Scafford