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John Canaday

John Canaday’s collection of poems, The Invisible won a Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of The Nuclear Muse: Literature, Physics, and the First Atomic Bombs. “Richard Feynman” is from Critical Assembly, a collection of poems (in progress) in the voices of the scientists, spouses, laborers, military personnel, and locals involved in the Manhattan Project.


Richard Feynman at Los Alamos

Summer 2010 | Poetry

Richard Feynman was a physicist at Los Alamos. His wife, Arline, lived in a tuberculosis sanatorium in Albuquerque during most of his time on the “Hill.” She died in 1945, shortly before the Trinity test. Once people thought that angels beat the [...]