Winner, New Mexico Book Award in Poetry


“Bloodline is a mesmerizing, intelligent book, full of beauty, science, and ancestry.” –Michael Henry 

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Winner, New Mexico Book Award in Poetry 

“Some stories have long half-lives. Radha Marcum’s beautiful first collection of poems, Bloodline, describes the personal impact of her grandfather’s participation in the Manhattan Project. Bloodline is both elegy and reconciliation. Like the ghosts diving for bells throughout this work, there is a deeply haunting quality to Marcum’s poetry—(you’ll remember this)/like dust from a blanket. Or—All afternoon the heart/drops notches/blue and then bluer.  And always, the Rocky Mountain West is solace and frame and crucial. Her landscape is closely and truly observed, resonant with meaningLine by line, Marcum cuts her own way toward understanding the deep story she is in, a story we all share.”

—William S. Barnes, The Ledgerbook

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