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Lisa Smartt

Lisa Smartt, MA, is a linguist, educator, and poet. She founded the Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to collecting and interpreting the mysterious language at the end of lives. She lives in Athens, Georgia.




WORDS AT THE THRESHOLD: What We Say as We're Nearing Death

WHAT OUR FINAL CONVERSATIONS TELL US: An excerpt from WORDS AT THE THRESHOLD by Lisa Smartt

When her father became terminally ill with cancer, Lisa Smartt began transcribing his conversations and noticed that his personality...

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