Nick Flynn's first collection, Some Ether, received the 1999 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award as well as several other prizes and honors. He is currently working on a memoir about homelessness and his father. A failed beekeeper, he lives in upstate New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Nick Flynn's first book, Some Ether was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, a 'Discovery'/THE NATION prize, and The Larry Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University. Former Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz called Flynn’s second collection of poetry, Blind Huber, “an act of the poetic imagination unlike any other”. He has also been awarded fellowships from the Library of Congress and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as an Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Fellowship.
“Nick Flynn's devastating memoir (Another Bullshit Night in Suck City) does what only significant works of art can do—it shows us a world we know, but fail to see or understand.—Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.
Nick Flynn will appear on Minnesota Public Radio’s “A Writer’s View” as part of Inside books. This spoken word presentation will be underscored by Sound Artist Mike Hallenbeck.