My Feelings: Poems (Paperback)


By Nick Flynn

Graywolf Press, 9781555977108, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2015



A daring and intimate new book by the poet and memoirist Nick Flynn, "a champion of contemporary American poetry" ("Newpages")

." . . the take from his bank jobs, all of it"
" "
"will come to me, if I can just get him to draw me"
"a map, if I can find the tree, if I can find"
" "
"the shovel. And the house, the mansion he"
"grew up in, soon a lawyer will pass"
" "
"a key across a walnut desk, but even this"
"lawyer will not be able to tell me where this"
" "
"mansion is."
"" from "Kafka"

In "My Feelings," Nick Flynn makes no claims on anyone else's. These poems inhabit a continually shifting sense of selfhood, in the attempt to contain quicksilver realms of emotional energy from grief and panic to gratitude and understanding.

About the Author

Nick Flynn is the award-winning author of three previous books of poetry, including "Some Ether," and three memoirs, including "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City." He teaches at the University of Houston, and divides his time between Houston and Brooklyn, New York.