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Most of the poems in this book are about life with his mother, who committed suicide when he was young, and there are also some about his father, who was homeless. Read morePublished 23 months ago by k lewis loess
Was recommended this book, and in writing my own manuscript of poems, was eager to dive into it. I really needed some support from my writing elder. Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by Elena
I regret having missed the opportunity to meet Nick Flynn, as he was signing books and giving a lecture about "Some Ether" at the state college where I live. Read morePublished on January 27, 2006 by J from NY
This may be considered a bias review since I had a class under Nick Flynn's wing, but unlike my other professors, his poetry is deeply resounding and touching. Read morePublished on January 19, 2005 by Advance Syndrome
I read this book as one of the several assigned to me before a writing conference. I'm not really a fan of poetry. Read morePublished on April 20, 2003 by Todd Sullivan
This is quite simply one of the sappiest, self-serving collections of poetry to be published in the past 5 years or so in America. It is AWFUL.Published on December 1, 2001
I think Nick Flynn's first book is absolutely stunning. It's the best lyrical poetry I've read in a while. Read morePublished on September 8, 2001
i read this book. i thought it was self-centered and boring and does nothing with the form. these are pretty poems about bad things. Read morePublished on July 5, 2001
Actually I'm more amused by the comments of some of these readers than I am by the poetry itself. The work is cliche. Read morePublished on June 7, 2001