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Poem: Rebecca Hoogs And 'Self-Storage'

Elizabeth Austen

In her poem "Self–Storage," Rebecca Hoogs finds a telling metaphor in the storage units we use to keep our excess stuff, and in the layers of history in ancient cities like Rome. Though she lives in Seattle, Rebecca spends part of each year in Italy as part of the faculty of the University of Washington's Summer Creative Writing in Rome program.

"Self–Storage" was published online in The Monarch Review. Rebecca is the author of the poetry chapbook "Grenade," and her poems have been featured in literary journals including Poetry, AGNI, Smartish Pace and Poetry Northwest. She is the director of education and the poetry series curator for Seattle Arts and Lectures. She received an M.F.A. in poetry and an M.A. in English from the University of Washington. She was recorded in the KUOW studios May 13, 2011.

Web Extra: Hear Rebecca Hoogs and Elizabeth Austen talk about the metaphor of "self–storage."

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