Tyler Flynn Dorholt - an experiment in pragmatism. Muscular, intricate, dazzling, simultaneously homeopathic and ardent, the constantly reinventing and cross-pollinating language to be encountered in these pages is enduring in the most unostentatious sense of the word



Tyler Flynn Dorholt, American Flowers, Dock Street, 2016.
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In here, as you reflect, from anywhere having undergone neglect, handling a boom knowing you cannot push yourself out with it, the consoles of feet, teaching smaller breathers to repeat labor beyond your life—arches & pinnacles, pills the tongue squeegees—how a loss of physical does not mean a loss of mental feeling, owning that word in the top floor casket, leaking it between diction & companionship, that we are so different that we must stand behind our language, pressing it out because it’s not enough within.


“The American epic has long laid its firmest foundations in unusual and unexpected terrain, from the silk districts of the good doctor’s Paterson, NJ, to the scorched optimism dotting Ronald Johnson’s Kansas prairies. What a pleasure to be able to add Tyler Flynn Dorholt’s American Flowers to this gazetteer. For here is a book—and make no mistake: this is a book as much as it is a collection of poems—which tracks the heroism our collective moment desperately needs but hardly deserves. Equal parts documentary and phenomenology, American Flowers is an experiment in pragmatism. Muscular, intricate, dazzling, simultaneously homeopathic and ardent, the constantly reinventing and cross-pollinating language to be encountered in these pages is enduring in the most unostentatious sense of the word. American Flowers is a gift to lyricism itself.”—Joe Milazzo


Tyler Flynn Dorholt is a writer and visual artist born in Minnesota. American Flowers is his first full-length book. Some of his chapbooks include: Side Cars and Road Sides, and The Point or What I Cannot Recall (both from Greying Ghost Press), as well as Modern Camping, a winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship. A co-editor of the literary journal Tammy, Tyler lives in central New York with his wife, Katie, and their son.


CHAPBOOKS
Modern Camping, Poetry Society of America, April 2014
What I Cannot RecallGreying Ghost, 2012
“City,” collaborative project with Sidebrow Books , 2010
from Monster: a Glottochronology, alice blue books, 2012
Dog the Man a StarScantily Clad Press, 2009
ANTHOLOGIES
from AWAY, Berryman’s Fate: A Centenary Celebration in Verse (2014)

ONLINE JOURNALS
“Diversion from the House with Jim Jarmusch,” 751
from The Three-Hour Swedish Problem,” Action Yes, Volume 1, Issue 10
from “This is the Room,” Babel Fruit, Fall 2009
Gramercy Park,” BOMB Magazine, 2015
“Tropism” and “Worry,” DIAGRAM 10.5
from Reach/Recover,” elimae
“Hebetudinous Eidolon” and “Out of Fence,” Euphemism 4.1
“from AWAY,” Flag + Void
“Summoning,” Flying Object’s It’s My Decision
from This is the Room,” Front Porch Journal
from What I Cannot Recall, Ghost Ocean Magazine
from “The Margins,” Ghost Proposal 
from “Nightmare directed by Ingmar Bergman,” horse less review # 8
“Lap,” H_NGM_N, Issue 10
“I am a Natural Wonder,” I am a Natural Wonder
from AWAY, La Fovea
from Have the Hands Ask it Back,” LEVELER
from “Persona Graph,”Lonesome Fowl 
On Compression,” Matter Press
“The Wish for a Garden Was Simple” and “from Walking Out,” Moving Poems (film poems)
“Nothing Particularly Local Going On,” Out of Nothing, Issue 4
from “Negatives,” Otoliths
from “Involving Names & Places,” Phantom Limb
from Let Me Leave it Here,Pider 
“Nightmare directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder,” “Nightmare directed by Agnes Varda,” “Nightmare directed by Guiseppe de Santis,” “from Nightmare directed by Ingmar Bergman,” PANK
from Excavation, RECONFIGURATIONS, Issue 3
“Dear Denoument,” REQUITED (Essay section, Issue 2)
“three from Walking Out,” Sidebrow (click arrow to see each new one)
from “Involving Names & Places,” Sink Review 
“Tickets to Your Morning in the Mirror (poem and film),” Nightmare directed by Federico Fellini,” “Nightmare directed by Jan Svankmajer,” “Nightmare directed by Luis Bunuel,” Slope, Issue 47–the Film Issue













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