Nick Flynn has worked at a variety of jobs, including ship's captain, electrician, and case-worker with homeless adults. As poet-in-residence for six years at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, he taught writing to young people and their teachers in New York City Public Schools. His poetry and essays have appeared in the Paris Review, The Nation, and in several anthologies. Some Ether, a book of poems published by Graywolf Press, won a "Discovery"/The Nation Award, as well as the PEN/American Center's Joyce Osterweil Award. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and in Brooklyn, New York.