Flaherty’s first book of poems,What’s This, Bombardier?, won the Lena Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series from Pleiades Press. He also has two letterpress chapbooks: Novas from Bateau Press and Live, from the Delay from Small Fires Press. In 2010, he received the PEN/New England Discovery Award as a top emerging poet. Recent and forthcoming poems can be found in Boston Review, Verse Daily, Gettysburg Review, The New Republic, Denver Quarterly, and Gulf Coast. Essays can be found in Conjunctions, Columbia Journal, and The Winter Anthology.