May 23, 2022

Ryan Quinn Flanagan



Dream Jobs Keep Dreaming (2017-07-17) poem unrhymed

"...And if someone was foolish enough to pay me..."

27 New York Chefs Standing over Primordial Soups (2017-08-14) poem unrhymed

"...knitted trains of intricate boldface patterns..."

The Television Awoken by Remote Like a Crying Child (2017-09-11) poem unrhymed

" would be reasonable to consult a metallic wristwatch..."

Alternate Charges (2017-10-02) poem unrhymed

"...the glow retreats, done is the day of toil..."

Bank (2017-11-06) poem unrhymed

"...Money is spent hieroglyphs to the child mind..."

Einstein Is Dead (2017-11-20) poem unrhymed

"...mating in the warring dogfight sky..."

Asset (2017-12-18) poem unrhymed

"...victory for compression sock gentrification..."

Impose Your Government, Oppose My Thumb (2018-01-15) poem unrhymed

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his other half and mounds of snow.

Those Who Find Waldo Instead of Jesus Are Hardly To Blame (2018-02-19) poem unrhymed

"...there is hope even if you disbelieve it..."

The Bombers (2018-03-19) poem unrhymed

"...They cannot be seen or heard..."

No One Looks Good in a Defamation Suit (2018-04-23) poem unrhymed

"The publishers get antsy. And you can hardly blame them..."

Fremont Street Stormtrooper (2018-05-21) poem unrhymed

" that you never have to stop gambling..."

I Like Detroit (2018-06-18) poem unrhymed

"Like a mouldy ragdoll..."

My Alibi (2018-07-16) poem unrhymed

"...half a world away from the rest of the sweat..."

Flemish Painting Should Not Sound Like Something Caught in Your Throat (2018-08-20) poem unrhymed

"...a wine that pairs well with the offering..."

Henri Matisse Never Painted the Chicken Dance (2018-09-03) poem unrhymed

"Ever watch the art gallery crowd trounce through a visit?..."

I can taste each one of my shortcomings (2018-09-24) poem unrhymed

"...Any love I once had for this place is gone...."

Babysitting (2018-10-01) poem unrhymed

"...he didn't just want to be another one of them..."

They Always Put the Laundry in the Basement Because Doing Laundry is Hell (2018-10-15) poem unrhymed

"...more people who want you to drown than ever think you can swim..."

Hero Sandwiches That Save the Day (2018-11-12) poem unrhymed

"...guitar solos long and scraggly as 19th century beards..."

William Golding Was a One Hit Wonder (2018-12-03) poem unrhymed

"...Just an island all alone..."

Pulling a Fast One in the Slow Lane (2018-12-24) poem unrhymed

"...There is money in my pocket which greatly reduces instances of famine..."

His Lead Man Flaked (2019-01-07) poem unrhymed

"...The actresses he hired jumped a bus out of town..."

Last Night I Dreamt Giraffes Back into the Wild (2019-01-28) poem unrhymed

"Any man who can't save himself can certainly promise to save others..."

Interpretive Dance for the New Moon (2019-02-11) poem unrhymed

"...The ballet is silly because I prefer to dance by myself..."

Shamrock Crew (2019-03-04) poem unrhymed

"...did favours for the Sicilian mob..."

Peeling Oranges, Onions and Pavement in the Sun (2019-04-22) poem unrhymed

"...the decay of hope like worms in the garden..."

Bobby Milk & Nose Whiskey (2019-05-20) poem unrhymed

"...Scorsese broke kneecaps in the name of realism..."

Romeo and Juliet (After Kids) (2019-06-17) poem unrhymed

"...the way you vacuum the carpet in acute angles..."

As Bikini Tops Jiggle and Lawn Mowers Reign Supreme (2019-07-15) poem unrhymed

"...and sweet cricket song..."

ALL THOSE PAVEMENTS (2020-06-29) poem unrhymed


Ugly Wolf Spider (2020-07-27) poem unrhymed

"...We all kill so easily, don't we?..."

When Half the Football Team Was on Steroids (2020-08-24) poem unrhymed

"...everyone did nothing but grow bitter..."

A Single Grey Waffle Shirt (2020-09-21) poem unrhymed

"...Old habits don't die until bad ones do..."

Cottage Country (2020-10-19) poem unrhymed

"Do you ever see things in the carpet..."

Recycle Bin Baby (2020-11-02) poem unrhymed

"...unforgiving Canadian winter..."

Kill Scenester (2020-11-16) poem unrhymed

"Before I even turn on my computer..."

"You're in a State" (2020-12-14) poem unrhymed

"...Please don't let it be Ohio!..."

ARE YOU WENDY? (2021-01-11) poem unrhymed

"...Realize I am getting this second hand..."

Seeing Other People (2021-02-08) poem unrhymed

"...what they had was real as the moon in the sky..."

Groucho, by Default (2021-03-08) poem unrhymed

"...he said that Karl was not a Marx brother..."

Action (2021-04-05) poem unrhymed

"...hit me all the way down the street..."

Beat a Kid Over the Head with a Hammer and they Call You a Problem Child (2021-05-03) poem unrhymed

"...that first time I got the better of my bully..."

Fairy Floss (2021-06-14) poem unrhymed

" begin to see the rollercoaster in everything..."

Paper Trail (2022-01-31) poem unrhymed

"...this back basement that has never held bodies in it..."

Magic Show (2022-02-28) poem unrhymed

"...That way she makes you fall in love..."

Hay Wire (2022-03-28) poem unrhymed

" the sudden spark of your words could ignite..."

He took (2022-04-25) poem unrhymed

"...big as the buildings all around him..."

He says (2022-05-23) poem unrhymed

"...I ask him about the last time he's been anywhere..."

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Ryan Quinn Flanagan
Ryan Quinn Flanagan

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, The New York Quarterly, The Piker Press, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

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