Nick Flynn, poet and memoirist
In this episode, Nick Flynn dishes about donuts, the Thesaurussaurus Rex, and how making your students perform your poetry for you as you write it is the only way to pen award-winning/money-making poetry. No one says anything about Hamlet, Nick does not say the podcast is a shit show, & there is absolutely no cussing in this episode.
Also, Jess goes on a bee bender.
Check out Flynn's work:
His latest poem in The New Yorker, "The King of Fire"
I Will Destroy You: Poems (Graywolf 2019)
A Note Slipped Under the Door: Teaching from Poems We Love by Nick Flynn and Shirley McPhillips
Check out the film adaptation of his first memoir, Being Flynn.
Trailer at https://youtu.be/K-CANF3z4LY
Recommendations and Also Mentioneds:
Billy Collins' ability to take crappy student poetry and make it beautiful: see “Litany”
Wayne Gilbert's artwork with cremains