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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 10–11.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Wendy Wisner Wendy Wisner Nursing: Two Years Old 1. As he falls asleep, he tucks his free hand under the elastic of my sports bra. This is what he’ll remember even after it seems absurd to suck on his mother’s breast— his fingers locked against my skin...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 22.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Carolyn Welch Scarbrough © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 22 the minnesota review Carolyn Welch Scarbrough Nurses in Spring There is a pause and the conversation turns and we try to name the deaths so far this year. The windows...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 31.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Alex Chertok © 2017 Alex Chertok 2017 Alex Chertok Priapus Waking Up Hard So his parents won’t catch him pitching tent, young Priapus tiptoes past their bedroom to take his first piss, bent over the bowl, nursing the swelling from his dream’s black widow...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 21–22.
Published: 01 November 2010
... this quantum slice, i am asking why it is this life: why i am here in this body, in this time. in one universe i nurse 22 the minnesota review a girl baby with black hair; in another i am ash in...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 4.
Published: 01 May 2011
... move from herself to herself, softly catching the hammered gold between three fingers, distracting with a question when the shears went through the way a good nurse inserts a needle. He understands the gasp, that one expects pain from the proximity of two blades...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 48.
Published: 01 May 2014
... it to happen.  —​Right now I called to the asteroid. This week I pleaded to the lump in my breast. I told stories of the mother locked in a ward, raving at a nurse. I clawed at her stomach, painted her portrait in lipstick: Who is beautiful now? I taunted the...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 29.
Published: 01 May 2015
... know you’re not supposed to approach them, it didn’t look well and I wanted to bring it a cheese basket and nurse it back to health. That’s when it started. The chest pains, the nausea. Looking back, it all seems so obvious. You know what they say. A beekeeper’s...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 25.
Published: 01 November 2006
... with plenty of degrees nailed to the wall ripped open my spine and stapled it shut. I begged for a shot until some bitchy nurse gave in. For days. I craved a liquid song called morphine. When it wasn't singing my veins, it made name every second that...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 8.
Published: 01 May 2007
... her as she tends to him. She is a nurse, a wife, of ice.   She has wanted to take him on a vacation to see Hank’s grave, and now that he has spent his life in hot as hell five days a week since age nineteen, he won’t go south of Indianapolis for anything...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 37–38.
Published: 01 May 2016
... very much I am myself, so we sit next to each other, wet and quiet, your face pressed against my shoulder, and you tell me that it’s all right, that you’re tired anyway. Then you smile at me the way nurses smile at the terminally ill. (This sort of thing...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 22.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Felicity Frisbie © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 22 the minnesota review Carolyn Welch Scarbrough Nurses in Spring There is a pause and the conversation turns and we try to name the deaths so far this year. The windows here are...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 46–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
... me. The ambulance driver calls to let them know I’m coming, and the triage nurses high-five me on the way in. A white-hot pain blazes inside my ribcage each time I move my arm, and I try not to flinch. Igor, the janitor, updates me on the scores of the baseball games. He’s Ukrainian and...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 18–19.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of their hands & into his brother s nursing home. They handed his sibling to a furnace where they dispose of black men so they can never grow back up from the dirt to take care of the earth. & doctors chose an urn for the ashes w/out a second thought or phone call to the closest living relative; to...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 25–26.
Published: 01 May 2021
... a villain; Is to be a nurse in An infirmary delivering children Into this existence of mortar; mortars visit babies like storks; A nosedive of birth; birth as in ejecting; Ejecting as in worship Of a god as deaf as a Saint careening over Waterfalls in the 3rd World; The 3rd World lays south of earth...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 177–180.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... Durham: Duke UP, 2006. Ruth, Jennifer. Novel Professions: Interested Disinterest and the Making of the Professional in the Victorian Novel. Columbus: The Ohio State UP, 2006. 180 the minnesota review Schaeffer, Judy, ed. The Poetry of Nursing: Poems and Commentaries of Leading...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 44–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a friend in the middle of the night. At this point the daughters decided their mother needed to be placed in a nursing home. My mother walked three blocks from her apartment to a friend’s house in her bare feet. She was naked under the coat. The friend called, shocked and upset. This...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 41–45.
Published: 01 November 2006
... that’s what it is. Medical encounters render me helpless. Like a child. Even though I’m forty years old and run my own business, I tremble when the nurse slides the frosted glass window and calls my name. She tells me to get on the scale so she can weigh me—one hundred and ninety-five pounds...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 9–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
... it’s a terrible beautician.” It was a busy weekend. Dad called tow-trucks first, then medical people. We spent all day Saturday installing stainless steel railings in Grandma’s bedroom and the bathroom. A lady who I guess was a nurse brought in a wheelchair, a bench that went in the shower...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 251–254.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... Martin's, 2004) and Headlock (Algonquin, 2000). His stories and poems have appeared most recently in The Greensboro Review and Backwards City Review. Jeanne Bryner is a nurse-author and teacher. Her books include Breathless, Blind Horse: Poems, Eclipse: Stories, and Tenderly Lift Me: Nurses...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 7–8.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the nightstand, full of ice, takes the slippery cubes between her lips, her fingers. They become a part of her as she tends to him. She is a nurse, a wife, of ice.   She has wanted to take him on a vacation to see Hank’s grave, and now that he has spent his...