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Voices & Verses

National Poetry Month: “Pulse (Hidden Bird)” By Nick Flynn

The Houston poet reads a poem, lyrical and haunting.



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Poet Nick Flynn
Poet Nick Flynn

Poet and memoirist Nick Flynn is a Professor in the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program, where he is in residence each spring. He splits his time between Houston and Brooklyn. Here, he reads his poem "Pulse (Hidden Bird)" from his 2011 collection, The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands.

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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