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.

Dennis Villelmi’s “A Low Gnosis”

Since I began sharing creative writing online about eight months ago, I’ve been lucky to gain the friendship of new and wonderful voices that have been a great inspiration for my own work. One such voice is Dennis Villelmi.

Dennis is unabashed creatively, and combines an encyclopedic knowledge of myth and folklore with a fearless examination of dark subject matter. I feel he sets a great example for me as an artist who is willing to take risks and express himself fully.

Dennis’ latest poem, “A Low Gnosis,” was published on July 4th by Dagda Publishing in the United Kingdom. (See the link below.) I highly recommend his strong and provocative work.

http://dagdapublishing.com/2013/07/04/a-low-gnosis/

Publication Notice, Dead Snakes features “The Minotaur” (a Tribute to W.H. Auden)

The online poetry e-zine Dead Snakes has featured my poem, “The Minotaur.” I’m especially grateful to Stephen and the gang over at Dead Snakes because this piece was important to me — it’s a tribute to my favorite poet, W.H. Auden. I tried to emulate the allusion and internal rhyme scheme he sometimes employed.

Thanks, Dead Snakes!!

http://deadsnakes.blogspot.com/2013/06/eric-robert-nolan-poem.html

Publication Notice, Dead Snakes features “When I Meet the Devil” and “Lying Close”

Two new poems of mine were featured today on the wonderful online poetry magazine, Dead Snakes. The poems are a bit dark, and are entitled “When I Meet the Devil” and “Lying Close.”

Dead Snakes is always a great read, with poetry that is offbeat, dark and unconventional. I highly recommend it.

http://deadsnakes.blogspot.com/

“Delaware Sheets” appears in Every Day Poets

My poem, “Delaware Sheets,” which I’d actually written back in my 20’s, got some very nice comments over at Every Day Poets.

Please read the poem and, if you like it, kindly click to give it a star rating? (The highest rated poems appear annually in anthology format.) And, as always, thanks for reading! 🙂

http://www.everydaypoets.com/delaware-sheets-by-eric-robert-nolan/

I just wanted to thank my friends  –

I just wanted to thank my friends  – both old and new – who have recently offered me some much needed encouragement and kind comments about my writing, especially over the past couple of weeks.   I’m grateful today in particular for Tina, Sazl, Michelle, Lisa, Angela, Jason, Russ,  Tim and Michael.  🙂

I’m really quite fortunate to have people be so generous in their appraisals, not to mention such immensely good natured people in my life.