John Canaday’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, Raritan, The Hudson Review, Slate, The 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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