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'Hush' With Poet Erin Malone

Elizabeth Austen

Poet Erin Malone reads "Hush," a poem sparked by watching her son discover the power of naming what he sees. The poem prompts KUOW's literary producer Elizabeth Austen to consider how language reflects our relationship to the mysteries of life.

Malone is the author of a chapbook, "What Sound Does It Make" (Concrete Wolf, 2008), and has taught writing at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and at the University of Washington Rome Center in Italy. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

Her reading was recorded March 9, 2009 in the KUOW studios.

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