My friend, Kathleen Flenniken's second book poems entitled PLUME will be published by the University of Washington Press this spring. I read many of the poems when we were in grad school together and they are truly incredible.
The collection is based on her history growing up in Hanford and working at the Hanford Nuclear Site.
Those in the Northwest are quite familiar with Hanford and she has done her research to produce a book of poems that well-written, well-crafted, and as Martha Collins says, "PLUME raises the bar for documentary poetry."
Kathleen's son made this book trailer for her. What I love about it is that they drove to Hanford to get the video to use. I love seeing Kathleen read in front of smoke rising into the air, and I love how this book trailers tells us what we will be getting in her book as well as gives us a sample of Kathleen's work.
If you haven't read Kathleen's first book, FAMOUS, I highly recommend it. It won the Prairie Schooner prize a few years ago and is an incredible read.
Here's the book trailer for PLUME... I think it's a wonderful job and I love that her son did for her, a great experience to have together--