The Madison Review Extended Cut: no. 14

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Welcome back to The Madison Review's web series, The Extended Cut, where we showcase exceptional work that was not selected for the fall or spring editions of our journal. This week, please enjoy 'Survival' by Claire Scott, a poem thoroughly discussed by our poetry staff due to its entanglement in the alluring depth of undeveloped possibilities.

Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has been accepted by the Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, Enizagam and Healing Muse among others. Claire is the author of Waiting to be Called and Until I Couldn’t. She is the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.


What would happen if we decided to survive more?

Ada Limon

I have been wondering what is the message from dead stars would we want to know what would happen if we could know could hear if we could really listen if we wanted to learn the language decided to study the stars the seas the earth to listen to the bowing trees in other words to survive more fully more lovingly more happily more

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