Nancy Dickeman with Chelsea Bolan, Kathleen Flenniken, JM Miller
Poet Nancy Dickeman marks the publication of her new chapbook, Lantern (Finishing Line Press), a collection addressing Hanford and its impacts on people and the planet. She is joined this evening by poet/novelist Chelsea Bolan, author of The Good Sister (HarperCollins Canada); former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, most recently author of Plume (University of Washington Press); and JM Miller, author of Wilderness Lessons (Future Cycle Press).
“Nancy Dickeman’s beautiful, wondering poems light the borders of the unknowable. They find that boundary again and again—at the edge of the ocean, in the garden under the stars, babies in arms, mourning the war dead, and in memory, crossing into a nuclear reservation where a father worked 'hunched over the periodic table' and armed guards 'held behind them… a question of life and death.' These poems touch mystery and our capacity to destroy ourselves. Lantern is quiet, vast, and so moving." –Kathleen Flenniken.