Nick Flynn, “Icarus”


(February, 2018)

Nick Flynn is a poet, essayist, and writer of nonfiction who has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and The Library of Congress. Some of the places his writings have appeared in include The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and National Public Radio’s This American Life. He is the author of numerous books, including Some Ether, Blind Huber, The Ticking is the Bomb, and a memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, for which he served as an executive producer and artistic collaborator on the film version, Being Flynn (2012, Focus Features). In 2015 he published his ninth book, My Feelings (Graywolf Press), a collection of poems. That same year, he and Sarah Sentilles formed The Blue Sky Committee, and began documenting collective responses to state sanctioned violence in an open source project named Drone Alert Sutras. He is a professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, where he is in residence each spring. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.

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