Ceremony for the Choking Ghost

Ceremony for the Choking Ghost

By Karen Finneyfrock

Write Bloody Publishing, Paperback, 9780984251544, 75pp.

Publication Date: March 2010

After losing her sister to heart failure, Karen Finneyfrock was unable to write poems for three years. Her voice came back, whispering at first, then screaming. Ceremony for the Choking Ghost contains the sound of that voice returning, bringing poems about grief and its effect on the body, the body politic, memory and, of course, poems about love. From the intensely personal, "How My Family Grieved," to the political, "What Lot's Wife Would Have Said (If She Wasn't a Pillar of Salt)," Finneyfrock engages the reader with the chiseled images of a precise storyteller.

About the Author
Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist and teaching artist from Seattle, WA. Finneyfrock is the author of a 2010 Write Bloody poetry collection, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost. She is also the author of the young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, which will be released by Viking Children's Books in 2013.