Who is Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn (born January 26, 1960) is an American writer, playwright, and poet. His most recent publication is The Reenactments (2013), which chronicles Flynn's experience during the making of Being Flynn, a film based on his acclaimed 2004 memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Flynn is also the author of three collections of poetry, including Some Ether, which won the inaugural PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry in 1999, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Early life Nick Flynn was raised by his mother in Scituate, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.[citation needed]

Flynn had no contact with his father throughout most of his childhood and adolescence as his parents separated when he was six months old. As a child, he...
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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
    Hover
    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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Comments about Nick Flynn

  • Nick_l_miller: can we all agree now that michael flynn is general jack d. ripper in the flesh?
  • Srkdall: watching a docuseries on the laci peterson case and i’m now convinced that when writing “gone girl” gillian flynn at the very least somewhat based nick dunne off of scott peterson.
  • Glenster1111: ali alexander, alex jones, owen shroyer, rudy giuliani, christina bobb, joe oltmann, robert hyde, russell ramsland jr, john eastman, michael flynn (&jr), pastor randy coggins ii, tim gionet, nick fuentes, charles herbster, daniel beck, doyle beck, dustin stockton,
  • Jatpb0t: flynn saw nick crying and gave them a kiss on the cheek
  • Rapsinsiderto: competing with several other reserves on the raptors roster — flynn, trent, watanabe and banton — svi mykhailiuk will have to boost his shooting percentages in order to earn the trust of head coach nick nurse and continue to see an increased playing time.
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From 'Pauline'
 by Robert Browning

O God, where does this tend-these struggling aims?
What would I have? What is this -sleep-, which seems
To bound all? can there be a -waking- point
Of crowning life? The soul would never rule-
It would be first in all things-it would have
Its utmost pleasure filled,-but that complete
Commanding for commanding sickens it.
The last point I can trace is, rest beneath
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