All posts by Eric Robert Nolan

Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He spent several years a news reporter and editorial writer for the Culpeper Star Exponent in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has also appeared on the front pages of numerous newspapers in Virginia, including The Free Lance – Star and The Daily Progress. Eric entered the field of philanthropy in 1996, as a grant writer for nonprofit healthcare organizations. Eric’s poetry has been featured by Dead Beats Literary Blog, Dagda Publishing, The International War Veterans’ Poetry Archive, and elsewhere. His poetry will also be published by Illumen Magazine in its Spring 2014 issue.

Seriously, go google the definition of “terrorism.”

Trump supporters are threatening election employees with murder because they’re unhappy with an election outcome and want it changed.

This is textbook terrorism — the use of violence (or the threat of it) against civilians to bring about a desired political objective.

We should call it what it is. Why don’t we?

If the perpetrators had brown skin and worshipped a different god, we certainly would.

You can hear more of Gabriel Sterling’s plea to Republicans right here.

Newington Blue Press selects my work for Issue No. 2 of Buk 100!

Great news — I am going to be published in Germany again! The nice folks over at Newington Blue Press have selected one poem and one photograph of mine to appear in the limited edition Issue No. 2 of Buk 100: My Old Man, A Birthday Greeting. The poem is my recent piece “Ode to a New Black Ballpoint Pen.” The photo is of the Shaffer’s Crossing Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge right here in Roanoke.

I am truly honored to learn that my work will appear in Issue No. 2 — especially after several of my poems appeared in Issue No. 1 of Buk 100 back in June. (These were “Guerrilla Poet” and “First Smoke.”) I am also quite happy to see that a photo of my adopted Bible Belt city will appear in a literary publication in Europe.

Buk 100: My Old Man, A Birthday Greeting is a set of chapbooks commemorating what would have been the 100th birthday of Charles Bukowski. Their featured writing and art were selected to showcase “a conversance and artistic involvement with the phenomenon of Bukowski.”

Thanks once again to Matthias Krueger at Newington Blue Press for allowing me to be a part of this unique international tribute to a legendary poet!


By Commonurbock23 – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Winedrunk Sidewalk features “Would You Come Into My Parler?”

Winedrunk Sidewalk: Shipwrecked in Trumpland published another short poem of mine today. This time out, it’s my jab at the Parler social media platform — while riffing on Mary Howitt’s classic “The Spider and the Fly.”

You can find it right here.

Thanks, as always, the Editor John Grochalski for allowing me to join the fun at Winedrunk Sidewalk!