Some Ether by Nick Flynn
Poems

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Winner of a "Discovery"/The Nation Award
Winner of the 1999 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry

Some Ether is one of the more remarkable debut collections of poetry to appear in America in recent memory. As Mark Doty has noted, "these poems are more than testimony; in lyrics of ringing clarity and strange precision, Flynn conjures a will to survive, the buoyant motion toward love which is sometimes all that saves us. Some Ether resonates in the imagination long after the final poem; this is a startling, moving debut."
 

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Nick Flynn is a member of Columbia University's Writing Project and lives in Brooklyn. He is also the author of Blind Huber.
 
Published May 1, 2000 by Graywolf Press. 104 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The grittiness begins to seem as though it were airbrushed on—as though the author no longer lived in the poems but was merely slumming.

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