Kathleen Flenniken, a former Hanford engineer-turned-poet, will provide her view of the Hanford nuclear site culture at 7 p.m. today in the West Building Atrium, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland.
Admission is free.
Flenniken is the 2012-14 Washington poet laureate. She began her career as a civil engineer at Hanford, discovering poetry in her early 30s.
Her latest poetry collection, Plume, is a meditation on Hanford and her hometown. Her first book, Famous, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.