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Scott Withiam

Scott Withiam lives in Wareham, Massachusetts, and teaches writing and literature in Vermont College’s adult degree program and at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He also coedits the Onset Review. His poems have recently appeared in the Green Mountains Review, the Florida Review, and the Harvard Review.

— From February 2000

Talking To Trees

A doctor, so angry at the inconvenience of being called in to suture a suicidal prisoner’s wrists, said, “I’ll make sure he doesn’t do that again,” and sewed him up without anesthetic. That doctor was employed by the state to cut medical costs. He still is.

February 2000
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