Nancy Flynn


Nancy Flynn grew up on the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania, spent many years on a downtown creek in Ithaca, New York, and now lives near the mighty Columbia in Portland, Oregon. She attended Oberlin College and has an Anthropology B.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. in English from SUNY at Binghamton. A former university administrator, her writing has received an Oregon Literary Fellowship, the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. Her full-length poetry collection, Every Door Recklessly Ajar, was published by Cayuga Lake Books in 2015; Anchor & Plume Press published her long poem, Great Hunger, in 2016. Recent poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, ScintillaSmoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, and Sweet Tree Review. Her second collection, Thinking We Were the Ones Anointed, is currently making the rounds of various contests and open reading periods. A complete list of her publications is at

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