Nick Flynn is the author of two collections of poetry, Blind Huber and Some Ether, and the acclaimed work of non-fiction, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. In another life he worked as an electrician, a ship’s captain, and as an educator in New York City public schools. His words have appeared over the years in The New Yorker, The Nation, Fence, The New York Times Book Review and The Paris Review. His most recent work, the memoir, The Ticking is the Bomb was published by Faber in 2009. One semester a year he teaches at the University of Houston, and then he spends the rest of the year elsewhere.