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Plume : poems

Author: Kathleen Flenniken
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Pacific Northwest poetry series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The poems in Plume are nuclear-age songs of innocence and experience set in the 'empty' desert West. Award-winning poet Kathleen Flenniken grew up in Richland, Washington, at the height of the Cold War, next door to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, where 'every father I knew disappeared to fuel the bomb, ' and worked at Hanford herself as a civil engineer and hydrologist. By the late 1980s, declassified documents  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Flenniken, Kathleen.
(DLC) 2011030371
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Flenniken
ISBN: 9780295805894 0295805897
OCLC Number: 882550123
Awards: Winner of Washington State Book Award (Poetry) 2013
Description: 1 online resource (70 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Campaign Q & A, somewhere in Oregon, May 18, 2008 --
My earliest memory preserved on film --
Rattlesnake Mountain --
Map of childhood --
A great physicist recalls the Manhattan Project --
Bedroom community --
Document control --
Mosquito truck --
Herb Parker feels like dancing --
Richland dock, 2006 --
Days of clotheslines --
Whole-body counter, Marcus Whitman Elementary --
Plume --
To Carolyn's father --
Afternoon's wide horizon --
Redaction I --
Green run --
Bird's eye view --
Richland dock, 1956 --
On Cottonwood Drive --
Self-portrait with Father as tour guide --
Interlude for dancers --
Redaction II --
Augean suite --
Siren recognition --
Hand and foot count --
Atomic man --
Radiation! --
The value of good design --
Again I'm asked if I glow in the dark --
The Cold War --
Going down --
Reading wells --
Redaction III --
Deposition --
Song of the secretary, hot lab --
Flow chart --
Coyote --
Museum of doubt --
Dinner with Carolyn --
Portrait of my father --
Museum of a lost America --
If you can read this. --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
About the poet --
A note on the type.
Series Title: Pacific Northwest poetry series.
Responsibility: by Kathleen Flenniken.


Brings the knowing perspective of an insider coupled with the art of a precise, unflinching, gifted poet  Read more...


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"Moving deftly between haunting lyric and disturbing documentary, Kathleen Flenniken packages recent history in a wide variety of poetic forms and styles. Plume raises the bar for documentary poetry, Read more...

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