Nuclear Family appears from McGill-Queen's University Press

Jun. 1 2022
Jean Van Loon
New Publication

My second book of poems, Nuclear Family, was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in April, 2022, as part of the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series. Rooted in memory and history, it carries the reader into the sense of impending nuclear doom and the explosions of material wealth that shaped my childhood. Poems of image, sound, and texture portray the innocence of childhood games, the worldwide effects of prolonged nuclear testing, and the long-lasting legacy of my father's suicide – a fallout of radioactive silences.