INTIMA FALL 2018 | POETRY
After CPR Stops | Marta Christov
Tell this to her husband when she dies
An Inventory of Potions in Tanka | Elizabeth Morton
Personalities of potions in poetic display
Aphasia | Jennifer Wolkin
Questions of meaning: Understanding words that are not understandable
Black is the Color | Richard Kravitz
Reflections on the color and physicality of a cancer diagnosis
Bodies Revealed Exhibition | Joanna White
A woman visits a museum with her children and is haunted by the medical terrors of her past
Brain as Timepiece | Jennifer Wolkin
A clinician and a patient with Dementia, and the evaluation of consistently fleeting moments
Cancer Speaks in Tongues | Suzanne Edison
The vernacular of cancer is varied and vast, with sounds that resound time and time again.
Captain’s Song | Marta Christov
There’s still time before the crash to consider what’s come before it.
The Delivery | Scott Ruescher
The beauty of midwifery in an indigenous community
Driving | Meg Lindsay
A caregiver makes a life or death decision.
Entering the Sick Room | Cortney Davis
How to be the bearer of news.
Granny Must Grieve | Suzanne Crowe
The memory of a tragedy lingers in the knitting of tiny hats.
GSW Abdomen | Evan Geller
A searing contemplation of a wound
The Handkerchief | Paul Taylor McCartney
The connections between moments of joy and grief are held in a piece of fabric.
It Was The Second Patient of The Day | Cortney Davis
Daily musings: Seeing the people one cares about in the people one cares for
Kübler-Ross | Schneider K. Rancy
Death and dying: A vivid reimagining of Kubler-Ross’ traditional five stages of grief.
Oh, God | Sanjay Chainani
An examination of a patient’s feelings and faith in the face of his imminent death.
Operation Room | Emma Callen
A request for compassion during a moment of vulnerability.
Oxygen | Hollis Kurman
Coming to terms with the things we take for granted
Perfusion | Lois Leveen
A portrait of a perfusionist, or cardiopulmonary bypass doctor, at work
Prayers for the Sick | Susan Baller-Shepard
All of a sudden, the vulnerability of a son, or your best friends, call into question what to do.
The Sculptor and The Scalpel | Nilofar Hassanzadeh
A surgeon is an artist and a performer with graceful, sometimes mortal, strokes.
Tata | Christopher Adamson
Remembrances—of a grandmother, a philosopher—make for a lasting memory.
Underground | Caitlin Gildrien
The myth of Persephone plays a haunting part in a medical procedure
Untitled | Sollette Doucet
A prescription for treatment doesn’t always mean you’re cured.
Visible Signs | Meg Lindsay
Small talk with the oncologist can’t mask what’s really being said.
Watching a Synesthete IRL | Jennifer Wolkin
Travel through the different seasons of sounds as the human body flows through digestion.
What Was, Still Is | Alida Rol
This memory poem looks back with compassion at a long-ago procedure.
X-Ray | Harriet Heydemann
Shadowy and smoky, X-rays reveal the mysteries of a body.