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Christina Brister Smith
Portland, OR

Christina Brister-Smith was born in Montana and spent time in Colorado before moving to Portland to attend art school. It was during her time in school that she fell in love with the Willamette Valley and now considers it home.

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Christina Brister Smith

carry everything and i will follow,
my hands after yours, to touch blood and dirt,
to carry water where it is needed
whether in tears or in canteens. we can wash
away the sickness in this world, the hurt
as well as the hate, and we can plant trees
along the new river, and with their leaves
we can heal the nations