FANDOM


Nick flynn 0365

Nick Flynn in 2013. Photo by Slowking. Licensed under Creative Commons, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Nick Flynn (born 1960) is an American poet, playwright, and prose writer.

LifeEdit

Flynn was born and grew up in Scituate, Massachusetts, south of Boston. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother committed suicide when he was 22. He drifted through several jobs before starting work at a homeless shelter in Boston, where at age 27, he met his estranged, homeless father for the first time.[1]

Flynn earned an Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from New York University. He teaches part-time at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He used to teach at Columbia University, where he was a poet and educator.[2] His long-time partner is actress Lili Taylor, with whom he shares a home in New York.[3]

Flynn's works have appeared in New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, American Poetry: The Next Generation, The New Yorker, The Nation, Fence, The New York Times, and The Paris Review.[4]

His most recent publication is a play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins.[5] Previous books include a memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and two collections of poetry: Blind Huber, and Some Ether

RecognitionEdit

Flynn's memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City was turned into a 2012 movie, Being Flynn, directed by Paul Weitz and starring Robert De Niro.[6]

AwardsEdit

PublicationsEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Some Ether. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2000.
  • Blind Huber: Poems. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2002.
  • The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands: Poems. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2011.
  • My Feelings: Poems. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2015.

PlayEdit

  • Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins: A play. New York: Faber, 2008.

Non-fictionEdit

  • A Note Slipped Under the Door: Teaching from poems we love (with Shirley McPhillips). York, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2000.
  • Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A memoir. New York: Norton, 2004.
  • The Ticking Is the Bomb: A memoir. New York: Norton, 2010.
  • The Reenactments (biography). New York: Norton, 2013.


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[11]

See alsoEdit

Nick Flynn reading "Emptying Town" & "Father Outside" at the 2015 Mass Poetry Festival07:16

Nick Flynn reading "Emptying Town" & "Father Outside" at the 2015 Mass Poetry Festival

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Poems
Audio / video
About
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. (view article). (view authors).

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.