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Poetry Claire Sylvester Smith

Is possible twofold because we don’t know legally
what to do with dead bodies, as they aren’t
human but they aren’t property either,
and cold salt water, when pumped through

the veins, slows down dying to such a degree
that it’s comparable to being alive. People
are hubristic, e.g.,  [...]

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Issue 25



Winter 2017


Claire Sylvester Smith’s poetry has appeared in Boston Review, DIAGRAM, and Sixth Finch. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Michener Center for Writers and is currently a medical student at the University of Chicago.


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