New Year, New Poems: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

poems by Ryan Quinn Flanagan
$15 US
283 pp
ISBN-13: 978-1-948920-17-9
ISBN-10: 1-948920-17-4

This collection of poems from Ryan Quinn Flanagan settles itself down in front of the fire with a bottle of fortified wine and some thick socks, ready for the snow to keep on coming. Crass and subtle, full of kindness and bile and the kind of dissatisfaction that only makes sense, these poems will help you snuggle, and that is a promise.

 

A Long Long Way from Home

I don’t really remember much
of what Northrop Frye
said,
but it is hard to forget
that slight build,
those blond locks,
those thick coke-bottle
eyes.

Wandering the University
of Toronto
campus

in search of answers
where there was
only concrete
and prison
ivy.