Category Archives: Skin

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“To Dust You Shall Return:” Books Bound in Human Skin

By Kate Womersley In the closing couplet of Sonnet 18, Shakespeare offers reassurance that the pages of literature can preserve us, even after we die:            So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,  

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“To Dust You Shall Return:” Books Bound in Human Skin

By Kate Womersley In the closing couplet of Sonnet 18, Shakespeare offers reassurance that the pages of literature can preserve us, even after we die:            So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,  

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S K I N N E T S iii

Two final poems by Wythe Marschall. I’m fascinated by tattooing, in part because of its status as a quasi-medical procedure. Tattooists give detailed instructions regarding the care of recently inked skin. Both tattooing and surgery involve preoperative consultations and postoperative follow-ups. Both

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S K I N N E T S iii

Two final poems by Wythe Marschall. I’m fascinated by tattooing, in part because of its status as a quasi-medical procedure. Tattooists give detailed instructions regarding the care of recently inked skin. Both tattooing and surgery involve preoperative consultations and postoperative follow-ups. Both

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S K I N N E T S ii

Two more poems by Wythe Marschall. To get under the skin of the history of medieval European medicine—to understand this history through a different perspective to rational narrations of events—I’ve been writing sonnets about diseases, sufferers, and practitioners. The two poems here examine

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S K I N N E T S ii

Two more poems by Wythe Marschall. To get under the skin of the history of medieval European medicine—to understand this history through a different perspective to rational narrations of events—I’ve been writing sonnets about diseases, sufferers, and practitioners. The two poems here examine

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S K I N N E T S

Two poems by Wythe Marschall. To get under the skin of the history of medieval European medicine—to understand this history through a different perspective to rational narrations of events—I’ve been writing sonnets about diseases, sufferers, and practitioners. Each of the two poems

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S K I N N E T S

Two poems by Wythe Marschall. To get under the skin of the history of medieval European medicine—to understand this history through a different perspective to rational narrations of events—I’ve been writing sonnets about diseases, sufferers, and practitioners. Each of the two poems