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For Karen Finneyfrock, 'Her Body Becomes A Hospital'

Elizabeth Austen

When spoken word artist, novelist and teacher Karen Finneyfrock lost her sister to heart failure she stopped writing poems — the emotions were too raw. Three years later she found her poetic voice again and wrote the poems in "Ceremony for the Choking Ghost" (Write Bloody Publishing, 2010). Today we'll hear Karen read "Her Body Becomes a Hospital," which considers the limits of what we can do to save those we love.

Karen is writer–in–residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures Writers–in–the–Schools program. Her young adult novel, "Celia the Dark and Weird," will be published by Viking in 2011. She was recorded in the KUOW studios August 16, 2010.

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