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.

Publication Notice, Dead Snakes features three poems

Three poems of mine are featured today over at the excellent poetry e-zine, Dead Snakes. The first is entitled “And What’s New With You?” The second and third are entitled “Spite” and “Politics (A Haiku).”

Thanks to Stephen Jarrell Williams for once again allowing me to be a part of the community at Dead Snakes. It’s great fun!

Publication Notice, Dead Beats Literary Blog to feature my short story, “The Disappearance of Little Tommy Drummond”

I began my Saturday morning with some very nice news from the gang over at Dead Beats Literary Blog. They will soon publish my first short story, “The Disappearance of Little Tommy Drummond.” The story will appear in the coming months.

“The Disappearance of Little Tommy Drummond” gets us acquainted with Kira Manning, a small business owner in the tiny town of Willibee, Massachusetts. Reflecting on the recent abduction of a local child, she realizes that loss and violence can permanently transform a small town’s identity. The story was inspired by my news coverage of “The Route 29 Stalker” in Culpeper, VA in the 1990’s, and his abduction and apparent murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds. To date, the case is unsolved.

Thank you for kindly accepting my story, Dead Beats. 🙂

Publication Notice, Dead Snakes features “Spring and Summer” and “Lust”

Two short poems of mine were featured today by the wonderful poetry e-zine, Dead Snakes. The first is entitled “Spring and Summer” and the second is entitled “Lust.”

I am grateful to Editor Stephen Jarrell Williams for once again giving me an opportunity to share my writing. Thanks, Dead Snakes!

“Dead Beats: Cantos” to debut on July 15th

More from Dead Beats below. I’ll be reserving my copy of Cantos as soon as it’s available! 🙂

“We are releasing an e-book entitled ‘Dead Beats: Cantos’ on Monday 15th July. The book contains 24 of our favourite poems from our second year as an organisation, as well as an updated and unabridged copy of the Dead Beats Manifesto and a Contributors’ Foreword containing a compilation of quotes from our followers and fans. The e-book will go on sale for the very reasonable price of £3 (roughly around $4.50) and as always with our endeavors; any profits made will go back into ensuring the successful running of Dead Beats. If you’re interested, please do join our Book Launch Facebook event and share it with your friends: “

Publication Notice, Dead Beats Literary Blog to feature “Confession”

I was thrilled this morning to learn that Dead Beats Literary Blog will feature a recent poem of mine, “Confession,” in the coming weeks. This was a piece that I’d worked a bit hard on, and I’d like to think it was one of my better poems.

Dead Beats is a terrific group of young people that are unafraid to take risks with the poetry they feature. Because “Confession” expresses feelings of mine that are critical of organized religion, I suspect it would be too controversial or subversive for other publishers. I’m really grateful to Dead Beats for giving me a voice. Thanks Dead Beats!

I’ll post a link to the poem when it appears.