Who is Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn (born January 26, 1960) is an American writer, playwright, and poet. His writing is characterized by lyric, distilled moments, which blur the boundaries of various genres. Many of his books are structured using a collage technique, which creates narratives with fractured, mosaic qualities. His work can be classified as récit—a French term for writing that is not the narration of an event, but an event itself. Several of his books are what he refers to as "siblings" to each other, in that they examine similar material from various perspectives.

Life and career

Nick Flynn was raised by his mother in Scituate, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

Flynn had no contact with his father throughout most of his childhood and adolescence as his parents s...
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Nick Flynn Poems

  • Twenty-pound Stone
    It nests in the hollow of my pelvis, I carry it with both hands, as if
    offering my stomach, as if it were pulling me forward.

    At night the sun leaks from it, it turns cold, I sleep with it ...
  • Embrace Noir
    I go back to the scene where the two men embrace
    & grapple a handgun at stomach level between them.

    They jerk around the apartment like that ...
  • Amber
    the imagined center, our tongues
    grew long to please it, licking
  • Emptying Town
    I want to erase your footprints
    from my walls. Each pillow
    is thick with your reasons. Omens
  • Alan Dugan Telling Me I Have A Problem With Time
    He reads my latest attempt at a poem
    and is silent for a long time, until it feels
    like that night we waited for Apollo,
    my mother wandering in and out of her bedroom, asking,...
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Night 4 House 3 Sleep 3 Mother 3 Moment 3 Child 3 Head 3 Open 2 Silence 2 Door 2

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Everettstern1: general flynn wants to enter into a settlement agreement. he wants out of this lawsuit. he does not want the discovery. the trial will show extortion of politicians. flynn committed treason by forming his own domestic terror group launching a coup against the u.s. government.
Baddcompani: dear roger stone, michael flynn, donald trump etc stewart rhodes is gonna out you just sayin'
Everettstern1: general flynn, i know you read all my tweets as you keep citing them in the lawsuit. you want to settle? let me make the very clear: there is no settlement!!!!!! this lawsuit goes all the way! there is no settling when it comes to protecting democracy. flynn, you are a traitor!
Ekoreen: nick nurse said today that he thinks summertime success for malachi flynn has carried over into early days of training camp, and he's been a lot more aggressive offensively in scrimmages.
Jlew1050: after raving about dalano banton yesterday, nick nurse said malachi flynn was one of the standouts today, thinks the confidence from his strong summer might be carrying over into camp. “he was really outstanding today in practice.”
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Emily Dickinson Poem
What If I Say I Shall Not Wait!
 by Emily Dickinson


What if I say I shall not wait!
What if I burst the fleshly Gate—
And pass escaped—to thee!

What if I file this Mortal—off—
See where it hurt me—That's enough—

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