Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He began his career as an investigative reporter and later became a grants, public relations and speech writer for nonprofit healthcare agencies. His writing has been featured throughout 36 print and online publications in the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, Australia and India. These include Newsday, The Free Lance-Star, The Daily Progress, Quail Bell Magazine, and Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine.
Eric’s poetry and short stories were also selected for nine anthologies and two chapbooks between 2013 and 2021, from publishers such as Dagda Publishing, Peeking Cat Literary, Down in the Dirt and Newington Blue Press. His poems and flash fiction horror tales were published in mini-book format by Poems-for-All. His debut novel was the postapocalyptic science fiction story, The Dogs Don’t Bark in Brooklyn Any More, published in 2013 by Dagda in the United Kingdom.
Eric’s work was nominated for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology, and for Spillwords Press awards in 2020 and 2021. Every Writer’s Resource named his poem “The Writer” as one of EWR’s Best of 2019. One of his most popular poems to date is an anti-Trump limerick that was “liked” by more than 7,500 people and was retweeted in 2019 by George Conway, a founder of The Lincoln Project Super PAC. In 2021, his reflections on the 9/11 terror attacks were carried by major newspapers in New York and Virginia, reaching well over a half million readers.
Eric is a past editor for the dystopian arts and literature journal, The Bees Are Dead. He has been interviewed on Blog Talk Radio, by Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, by Bunbury Magazine and by Spillwords Press. In 2013, his writing was featured in the University of Mary Washington Magazine. In 2021, his poetry was featured on the Dead Letter Radio podcast.