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A Night of Poetry with Nick Flynn

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm $15

Join us for an evening with acclaimed author Nick Flynn, as he reads from his latest book of poetry, Low.


June 6
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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“Low by Nick Flynn investigates memory, loss, violence, trauma, and home in prose pieces, lyric sequences, and loose sonnet crowns.” — Publishers Weekly

“Flynn (also a memoirist) also returns to themes of trauma, forgiveness and resilience, missing essayistic prose among his usual lyrics.” —The New York Times Book Review

About Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn’s books include This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire (Norton, 2020); and Stay: Threads, Collaborations, Conversations (Ze Books, 2020), which documents twenty five years of his collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and composers. He is also the author of six collections of poetry (all published by Graywolf), including Some Ether (2000) and I Will Destroy You (2019). His best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004) was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro (Focus Features, 2012), and has been translated into fifteen languages. He is a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Houston, where he is in residence each spring. www.nickflynn.org


About Low

Low is a celebration of desire in all its forms—the desire for home, the desire to be held, the desire for people to be kind to one another, the desire to understand where we are from and what we can do to make the best of that. But how do we create a home, these poems ask, in a world of satellites and atom bombs and algorithms, those things designed to dehumanize and reduce us? To get low is to reconnect with the earth, to engage with the emotional state of the planet, to remember that “the cure all along grows beside us.” Flynn’s collection is a prismatic, even prophetic, experience, with new complexity and ardor at every turn.

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