Author Archives: Chris Floyd

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.

Portrait: Ruth Gower, Knoxville, Tennesseee

        Portrait of Ruth Gower, Knoxville, Tennessee, May 1981. Pencil sketch, digital paint.

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Bio: Dorothea Blankenship

“Dorothea Blankenship, a younger contemporary and friend of Harlem Renaissance poets like Langston Hughes and Georgia Douglas Johnson. When the Depression devastated the Harlem literary scene, she returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, and worked as a schoolteacher. But in … Continue reading

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Geometric Storm

Digital ink, digital paint.

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Angelica Noyola at Club Morocco

“Club Morocco is proud to present the fabulous heart-stopper and chart-topper, Angelica Noyola, in an exclusive two-week engagement! Backed by an all-star band under the direction of jazz legend Lester Pruitt, Angelica will set your soul on fire with a … Continue reading

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Jennifer Reid: On Consciousness

“The mystery of consciousness is key, but I think its resolution is beyond us. Neuroscience can tell us many near-miraculous things, but it has not and I think it cannot explain how these biochemical charges and protein exchanges in the … Continue reading

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The Tennessee Abolitionist: Jeremiah Dalton

Jeremiah Dalton (1824-1882), XII Corps, Union Army. “To go against everything I’ve known, against everything everyone around me believes, against everything the churchmen preach, against everything my father and his fathers taught, against traditions and beliefs going back hundreds, thousands of … Continue reading

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Sherrie Alexander: How Things Went

“Things … things could’ve been better. I wish it had been better. Something, I don’t know what, seemed to hold me back, hold me in. A mental thing. I’m sure there’s a name for it, but what does it matter … Continue reading

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