Mark O’Flynn

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Mark O’Flynn has published six collections of poems, most recently the chapbook Shared Breath (Hope Street Press, 2017). His most recent novel, The Last Days of Ava Langdon (UQP, 2016), was shortlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Award and the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award. It was also winner of the Voss Prize for that year. His latest book is the collection of short stories Dental Tourism (Puncher & Wattmann, 2020).



Poetry(I thought it lost like a gate left open or a one-winged parenthesis, the hooked talon my father brought back from India in 1932, and later gave to me when I was eight. I blamed my brother for not taking better care of it, for leaving the gate...

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