Nick Flynn on THE LYRIC & THE GROUNDED
Friday, December 2, 2022
4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Hybrid (see description for details)
Open to the Public
In-Person: CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5114
Online: Zoom (link sent upon registration)
Tension is essential to all art. The thing about nonfiction is that there is a built-in tension between whatever happened and our perception of what happened. These two states of reality could be crudely divided into the lyric and the grounded. When we try to write about what happened, how we pulse between these two states is what makes it feel alive.
Nick Flynn’s most recent books include: This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire (Norton, 2020); and Stay: threads, collaborations, and conversations (Ze Books, 2020), which documents twenty-five years of his collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and composers. He is also the author of five collections of poetry, including I Will Destroy You (Graywolf, 2019). His bestselling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004), was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro (Focus Features, 2012), and has been translated into fifteen languages. His next book, Low, is forthcoming (Graywolf, 2023). For more information, go to www.nickflynn.org
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