This is Nancy Flynn's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Nancy Flynn's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Nancy Flynn
Portland, Oregon
I write therefore I am. My six-word memoir? Teetered on the precipice then jumped.
Interests: Reading, writing, not arithmetic. The nerdy art and craft of poetry. Walking and yoga. Street fairs, parades, and disco. Movies in real theatres. Theatre on real stages. Art in real galleries. Lovely meals in real restaurants. Bob Dylan as DJ on Theme Time Radio Hour. All kinds of music especially 1930s jazz. Blue-eyed half-Siamese cats. Venice, Italy! Photo: The Louvre, Paris, France, September 2010
Recent Activity
Image
Photo by Nycleed Every now and then, you write a poem that you think will never find its true readers. “The Great and Marvelous Sugar Baby Has (Not) Spoken” was one of those poems for me. A persona meets ekphrastic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
Three of my poems, “Elegy for the Lifelong Incunabulist,” “One More Attempt to Set the Record Straight about the Breaking Out/Away/Off/Up/Down,” and “Voyage in the Dark” have been accepted for publication in the Secrets and Dreams anthology from Kind of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
My poem, “On the latter-day wish for a transmigration of soul,” will be featured in the upcoming Shattered anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press later this year. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
The wonderful Anchor & Plume Press of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is publishing a pocket book of my long poem, Great Hunger, on St. Patrick’s Day. You can pre-order copies here. You can find an interview with me here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
Two of my poems, “Same As It Ever Was” and “Before the chainsaw and the chain-link and the backhoe” are featured here in riverbabble 28. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
My poem, “Bird, Flown” has been accepted for print publication in the Fall 2015 issue of Pilgrimage magazine out of Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colorado. The themes for the double issue? Beginnings and Flight! Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
My multi-part, nine-page poetic sequence, “Great Hunger,” has been selected by Anchor & Plume of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for publication as a poetry pocket book in 2016! They focus on poetry about landscape and place. Glad that epic has finally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
The Disobedient issue is up and running at Poemeleon, hot off the pixel-bit presses. My (dis)obedient poem featured there includes bonfires and daffodils, spiral-bound notebooks and Rubbermaid roughneck totes. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
Actually, the journal, riverbabble, is going to published two of my poems, “Present Tense Love Poem” and “Pulling the Rope,” in their Summer 2015 issue due out by the end of June. The theme for this edition was Thought and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
More publication news in the e-mail today. This time from Poemeleon where my work has appeared before, my poem with a very long title has been accepted for their upcoming Disobedient issue:“Faced with a Towering Stack of Rubbermaid Bins, the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
My poem, “A Villanelle While We Wait for Justice to Roll Down Like Water,” has been accepted for publication by Form Quarterly. Yes, that is correct, a journal devoted entirely to form! The photograph (above) is of the Civil Rights... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
After two weeks in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, tonight was a literary love-fest at The Waypost in North Portland. Six women reading their work with or without hipster-fresh-squeezed margaritas. The beat does, indeed, go on even... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
My book-length poetry collection, Every Door Recklessly Ajar, has been accepted by Cayuga Lake Books in Ithaca, New York for publication in June 2015. Let the popping of the champagne corks begin! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
Photograph by David Stanley You know, the storm to trump all storms a full year before Superstorm Sandy? “Weather Hysteria,” my poem written when the 24/7 news media was a chattering frenzy about Hurricane Irene barreling hither and yon threatening... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
Photograph by Bearmalaysia Two of my poems were recently published in the very excellent Gold Man Review out of Salem, Oregon: “An Elegy for Alice Who Called Out of the Blue on Her 54th Birthday in April 2010, Said She... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
My very freewheeling, free verse persona poem about being an actual, phyical pre-vinyl long-playing record -- “Revolutions Per Minute” -- has found a poem in the upcoming Soundtracks issue of Raven Chronicles. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something. — Lao Tzu Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
drip by drip by drip by drip by drip by drip by drip by drip by drip by drip... Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. —Ralph Waldo Emerson Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
Writer in Residence at the Oregon Writers Colony the weekend the hearts are readily doled out. The proximity of the Pacific Ocean (as always) a major bonus.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Stream of Consciousness
Image
Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives ...to get to me crawl out of my introverted cave and into the spotlight. From February 14 to 16, 2014, I will be a Writer in Residence for Oregon Writers Colony at their Colony House... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Stream of Consciousness
Donna, Just saw your note. Thanks for tracking me down, and writing. I am a bit of a stealth blogger and just (re) learning how to open this up for commenting by the world. Hope you are well.
Image
My (some might say experimental) poem, “Up in the Old Hotel” — initial inspiration from Gertrude Stein and her Tender Buttons, epigraph from the infamous Leonard Cohen song about the Chelsea Hotel, and title from Joseph Mitchell — will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Stream of Consciousness
Meet this transient world with neither grasping nor fear, trust the unfolding of life, and you will attain true serenity. - Bhagavad Gita Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Stream of Consciousness