Plume / Resources

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This page contains links and resources for readers interested in the Hanford Story behind the collection Plume.

Kathleen Flenniken’s second collection of poems, Plume, was selected by Linda Bierds for the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series, and published by University of Washington Press in 2012. It won the Washington State Book Award and was a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Book Awards and the William Carlos Williams Award for the Poetry Society of America.

Please also see the Books Page.


Print Interviews


On the Radio

Articles on the Web


Links to Resources

Michele Stenhjem Gerber’s environmental history of Hanford: On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site

Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West by John M. Findlay and Bruce Hevly, a social history of the Tri-Cities and the Hanford Site

A Note on Herbert Parker

The Declassified Document Retrieval System portal


Irene Lusztig’s beautiful feature-length documentary film, Richland  (Komsomol Films, 2023) features four poems from Plume. See the trailer above.