About the Author
KRISTEN IVERSEN grew up in Arvada, Colorado, near the Rocky Flats nuclear weaponry facility and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. She is director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Memphis and editor-in-chief of The Pinch, an award-winning literary journal.
During the summers, she serves on the faculty of the MFA Low-Residency Program at the University of New Orleans, held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is also the author of Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Biography and the Barbara Sudler Award for Nonfiction.
Iversen has two sons and lives in Memphis. Visit her website at KristenIversen.com.
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Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen is the 2013-14 Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience selection.
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Rocky Flats Oral History Collection. Boulder Public Library. The Rocky Flats Special Collection is a group of 126 oral histories, conducted from the late 1990s to 2006, that focus in-depth on the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, which was located 8 miles south of the city of Boulder. A guide to the collection is here. Transcripts, video, and audio tapes are here.