ROBERT FLANAGAN


"Teller's Ticket," a high-spirited marital sex farce from Naked to Naked Goes, is included in Peter S. Prescott's The Norton Book of American Short Stories, along with work by Mark Twain, Henry James, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Ford and other notable American writers.




BAR STORIES, edited by Nan Byrne, Bottom Dog Press.

This strong short fiction anthology contains my darkly comic story "Fight Night," about a boy and his father at a Toledo bar watching TV as history is made, Ezzard Charles and Joe Walcott fighting for the heavyweight championship left vacant by the great Joe Louis's retirement. There follows a low class fight in the bar and then a low comedy one outside in the street. A boy's induction into "manliness."

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ESSAY: WHAT YOU LEARNED IN BOXING
It's not just about hitting and getting hit, it's an education too. An excerpt from the novel CHAMPIONS by Robert Flanagan, copyright 2001.

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POETRY
Selected Poems, 1969-2009, Bottom Dog Press
FICTION
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
ESSAY
A brief personal essay on amateur boxing.
STAGE PLAY
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.