Carol Smith

Carol Smith

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Carol Smith is a Seattle writer and Pushcart Prize nominee whose work led the anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction (W. W. Norton & Company, 2007). Her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the literary journals Signs of Life, Mississippi Review, Pooled Ink, The New Guard, Hippocampus Magazine, Oberon Poetry, The Florida Review, The Southern Indiana Review, and Travelers’ Tales. She was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Creative Nonfiction, for the 2015 Arts & Letters fiction prize and for Arcadia’s 2015 nonfiction contest. She is currently working on a novel.

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Spring 2017 Issue

Middens

The sense of dread begins to build even before I punch in the code on the metal entry box. The gate scrapes open and I pass through, driving down the catacomb of storage lockers with their corrugated metal doors. About twice a year, I gather the nerve to visit my storage locker and face the endless task of whittling down what I’m keeping. I survey the unit, a steel tomb of unmet dreams, overstated ambitions and boxed-up grief….

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