Comments for Some Ether
Some Ether was Nick Flynn's first book of poetry. It was published in 2000 by Graywolf Press. His current collection is called Blind Huber.
The poems in Some Ether were his way of working through his mother's suicide when he was 22. Although none of the poems are especially graphic, they are all breath taking and emotionally raw.
Many of the poems draw on pop culture from Flynn's childhood and early adulthood. These oddly upbeat phrases counterpoint the heart break of the suicide played out again and again.
Loved this book.....I really do love your blog.
Comment #2: Tuesday, September, 23, 2008 at 21:48:42
Thank you. I'll be reviewing more poetry in the next few weeks.