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“Embracing the struggle.” An interview with Eugenia Smith

July 31, 2012 by

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Eugenia Smith writes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She lives in Minneapolis and works in communications. In her essay “The Deep Truth,” Smith reflects on the suicide of her terminally ill 74-year-old mother, Ruth. Interview conducted by Jasmine Turner. *** What sort of difficulties did you face while writing about such personal events? I have […]

“The line between ‘extraordinary measures’ and ‘palliative care'”: An Interview with Laurie Foos

May 22, 2012 by

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Laurie Foos is the author of the novels In Utero, Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist, Twinship, Bingo Under the Crucifix, and Before Elvis There Was Nothing. She currently teaches at Lesley University and lives on Long Island. Foos’ essay, “On Bearing Witness,” recounts helping her father through his long illness and death. […]

“In a strange way, Dad’s lingering illness was a gift to us both.” An interview with Sandell Morse.

May 9, 2012 by

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Sandell Morse, a fellow at the Vermont Studio Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, currently facilitates workshops for the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and for the New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In her essay […]

New Book!

February 9, 2012 by

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What should medicine do when it can’t save your life? The modern healthcare system has become proficient at staving off death with aggressive interventions. And yet, eventually everyone dies–and although most Americans say they would prefer to die peacefully at home, more than half of all deaths take place in hospitals or health care facilities. At […]