John Canaday

John Canaday’s poems have appeared in PoetryThe New RepublicRaritanThe Hudson ReviewSlateThe Paris Review, and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, among other journals and anthologies. The Invisible World, a book of poems set in the Middle East and New England, won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of a critical study, The Nuclear Muse: Literature, Physics, and the First Atomic Bombs. “Dorothy McKibben: Gatekeeper” and “Brigadier General Thomas Farrell Bears Witness” are from Critical Assembly, a collection of poems in the voices of the men and women—scientists, spouses, locals, and military personnel—involved in the Manhattan Project.
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