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Karen Finneyfrock And 'The Man On Television'

Elizabeth Austen

Writer Karen Finneyfrock knows the disorientation of grief, "like seeing a seagull in the grocery store," firsthand. Her sister Beth died at age 36, while waiting for a heart transplant. Her poem "The Man on Television" offers a gesture of understanding toward a man newly bereft. The poem is part of her collection "Ceremony for the Choking Ghost" (Write Bloody Publishing, 2010).

Karen is a spoken word artist, novelist and teacher. She is currently 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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