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Robert Flanagan
181 N Liberty Street
Delaware, OH 43015
mail to: rflanaga@​

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Published by Bottom Dog Press 2014

In Story Hour, Robert Flanagan tells masterfully rendered, hard-edged tales of the tough lives of men and women struggling to get by on the edges of America's heartland. Not a word rings false in this unsparingly honest collection. These stories bring to mind those wonderful, spare Springsteen songs about characters who make the wrong decisions and pay the price.
~Ronald K. Fried, author of Corner Men

There is violence here, and courage and caring, the intense sorrows and joys, the victories and defeats that define the human condition. These stories will entertain you and enrich your understanding of life in the American heartland.
~Annabel Thomas, author of Stone Mountain Man


Selected Poems, 1969-2009, Bottom Dog Press
A hard-hitting, best-selling novel about U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island.
Each of these stories is a fine little film, speckled with credible dialogue from nuanced personae, shaded with bittersweet longing and generous humor.
Prizewinning collection of stories about the war between men and women, praised by reviewers nationwide.
Stories filled with conflict and comedy
A brief personal essay on amateur boxing.
A scientist comes to see his invention, a Humanoid Automated Reconnaissance Body, as a difficult "teenage son."
A two act dramatic comedy with occasional music set in 1912 in Liberty Center, Ohio.