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Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a case worker with homeless adults.
As author, his most recent book is The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (2011), a collection of poems that are linked to his latest memoir, The Ticking is the Bomb (2010), which The Los Angeles Times called a “disquieting masterpiece.”
Mr. Flynn’s previous memoir, Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City (2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award; was shortlisted for France’s Prix Femina; and has been translated into 14 languages. He is also the author of a play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins (2008). He received fellowships from, other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress for his two books of poetry, Some Ether (2000), and Blind Huber (2002).
His poems, essays, and nonfiction writing have appeared in and on, among other places, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, National Public Radio’s This American Life, and The New York Times Book Review.
Mr. Flynn was artistic collaborator and “field poet” on Hubert Sauper’s Darwin’s Nightmare (2004), which was Academy Award-nominated as Best Documentary Feature.
He is currently a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Houston, where he teaches each spring. He then spends the rest of the year in or near Brooklyn.