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Word Ballast hosted by Billy Burgos

  • Broadcast in Poetry



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Join Billy Burgos as he talks to Nick Flynn bout his book The capain asks for a show of hands Nick Flynn Award-winning Memoirist & Poet The Ticking is the Bomb “Flynn’s authentic voice … holds us rapt, keeping both the tragic and the redemptive possibilities open.” —Darren Reidy, Village Voice "If the battered genre of memoir is ever to regain its luster and intention, its rightful heritage of memory and impression, then Flynn is one of its most passionate and skilled advocates." —San Francisco Chronicle “In their roaming uneasiness, these poems [in Some Ether] enact the hypodermic activity of grief. We are guided by a stunning and solitary voice into lives that have spiritually and physically imploded. No one survives and still there is so much to be felt. Here is sorrow and madness reconciled to humanity. ” —Claudia Rankine