Nonfiction writer and poet Kathleen Flenniken is the 2012-2014 Washington State Poet Laureate.
Her collection, Plume (University of Washington Press, 2012), is a meditation on the Hanford Nuclear Site and her home town of Richland, Washington, and was finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Pacific Northwest Book Awards. Her first book, Famous (University of Nebraska Press, 2006), won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
She will read selections from her works.
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