Nancy Flynn

Portland, OR

Nancy Flynn hails from the anthracite country of northeastern Pennsylvania where somehow, at an early age, she fell in love with words instead of into a sinkhole or the then-polluted Susquehanna River. She attended Oberlin College, has a B.A. from Cornell University, and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from SUNY/Binghamton. Her writing has received the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and an Oregon Literary Fellowship; her second chapbook, Eternity a Coal’s Throw, was published by Burning River in October 2012. Recent poems have appeared in Blood Orange Review, PANK, and qarrtsiluni among others. A former university administrator and editor, she lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their two spoiled, blue-eyed cats. More about her writing and publications is at

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