New from the Porch: Poems to Knock the Sun Out of the Sky

Ryan Quinn Flanagan: Poems to Knock the Sun Out of the Sky

$10, 190 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1948920063
ISBN-10: 1948920069
Prolific binding-stretcher Ryan Quinn Flanagan returns to the Porch with his latest poetry collection, Poems to Knock the Sun Out of the Sky. The poems here range far and wide, both  stylistically and thematically, from dissolute domestic sketches to spooky train yard archaeology, bar room ballads and fever dreams, Terra Cotta soldiers to crack babies.


There were no bones in the train yard
there were no bones even though that
is where they said they would be
there were plenty of stones, discarded bottles,
garbage bags of clothing littering the tracks
and I climbed up into a heavily graffitied side car
suddenly able to see the ghost of my breath
a few rats climbing over each other like children
in the playground,
but there were no bones at all
except the ones in my body,
wrenching my ankle real good
I jumped back down out
of the car.

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, Ramingo’s Porch, The New York Quarterly, Red Fez, and the Oklahoma Review. This is his second book with Pski’s Porch. His personal website is: