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Publication notice: Dead Snakes features “A Muted Iris” and “Amanda II: A Haiku”

I’m honored to report that two more of my poems were published today by Dead Snakes.  They are “A Muted Iris” and “Amanda II: A Haiku.”  You can find them here:


“A Muted Iris” was first published by Dagda Publishing in October 2014; the haiku was most recently published last year by Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine.  (It follows “Amanda,” which was featured by both Dead Snakes and Peeking Cat.)

Thanks once again to Editor Stephen Jarrell Williams at Dead Snakes!



Photo credit: By Kylir Horton from Eagle Mountain, Utah, United States (Backbone) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.

UFO Gigolo features “Blue Wolves Move In An Indigo Wood”

I’m happy today to see one of my latest poems featured over at UFO Gigolo.  If you’d like to peruse “Blue Wolves Move In An Indigo Wood” and you didn’t see it yesterday at Dead Snakes, you can read it here:


Again — UFO Gigolo is a terrific site.  Its emphasis is poetry in the genres of horror, fantasy and science fiction, and it does accept reprints.

Check it out.

Publication notice: Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine features “March Midnight Window”

I’m honored here to report that Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine has again elected to publish a poem of mine.  Today’s newly released April 2016 issue features “March Midnight Window” on page 17.

This piece originally appeared last year over at Dead Snakes.

I’d like to thank Editor Samantha Rose for this opportunity to see my work appear alongside that of so many talented people.

If you’d like to purchase a paperback copy of the April issue, you can do so over at Lulu.com:


Or, if you would like to download it in pdf format for free, just click here:


Have a great weekend, everyone!


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UFO Gigolo features my trio of poems, “Three Dreamers”

I was honored today to see my first poems published at UFO Gigolo.  Stephen Jarrell Williams, who is also Editor of Dead Snakes, kindly featured “Three Dreamers” there.

Check out UFO Gigolo.  It’s damned fun.  It focuses specifically on poetry in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror.  I am currently enjoying three poems there by contributor Alan Catlin.

If you’d like to peruse “Three Dreamers,” and you didn’t see them yesterday over at Dead Snakes, you can find the set of three poems here:

“Three Dreamers,” at UFO Gigolo



Publication notice: Dead Snakes features “Three Dreamers”

I’m honored to share here that Dead Snakes published “Three Dreamers” today.  This is a set of three related poems that was first featured by Dagda Publishing, in the United Kingdom, in January 2013 — the poems’ individual titles are “The Writer,” “The Secretary,” and “The Bureaucrat.”  Dagda subsequently featured these poems in print format in its 2013 poetry anthology, “Threads.”  Finally, these poems were published in 2014 by Illumen, a quarterly print-only poetry journal here in the United States.

Editor Stephen Jarrell Williams also kindly informed me the he would feature the poems on another site for which he serves as editor — UFO Gigolo.  This online publication focuses on poetry in the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.  I’m new to the site, but it looks like great fun, perhaps especially for the sci-fi and horror fans with whom I’ve become acquainted here at my blog.

You can find “Three Dreamers” at Dead Snakes right here:

“Three Dreamers,” by Eric Robert Nolan



Photo credit: By IDS.photos from Tiverton, UK (Dark corridor Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.

I almost typed “a short haiku,” but I figure that would be a redundancy.

The good folks over at Dead Snakes were kind enough yesterday to feature a haiku I penned.  Click the link for “Sideburns Haiku” by Ye Olde Nolan:

“Sideburns Haiku,” by Eric Robert Nolan

Anyway, every time I think of the word “sideburns,” I think of the Tony Travis song of the same name, performed in 1953’s “The Beatniks.”  Only Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans will know what I am talking about.



Photo credit: “John Raphael Smith by Francis Chantrey (with thanks to the V&A for allowing photography)” by Jonathan Cardy – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29629944

Publication Notice: Dead Snakes features “As Silver as the Stars You Tried to Rival”

I’m happy to say that Dead Snakes tonight featured my latest poem, “As Silver as the Stars You Tried to Rival.”

If you haven’t read read it, and would like to, then click here:

“As Silver as the Stars You Tried to Rival.”

Thanks, Dead Snakes!

“Spending and Saving,” by Dennis Villelmi

You people need to read “Spending and Saving” by poet Dennis Villelmi, recently published by Dead Snakes.  I swear it’s the best poem I’ve read in a long time.

Damn, I wish I could write like this.

Click here for the link to Dead Snakes:

“Spending and Saving,” by Dennis Villelmi





Photo credit:  “Greek Silver Stater of Phaistos (Crete), Depictions of Herakles in Greek Numismatics” by Ancient Art – Flickr: A Rare and Magnificent Greek Silver Stater of Phaistos (Crete), Among the Finest Depictions of Herakles in Greek Numismatics. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


Publication Notice: Dead Snakes features “Graceless Ravens Envy You”

I am honored yet again to see one of my poems published by Dead Snakes.  Thanks to Editor Stephen Jarrell Williams for allowing me to share “Graceless Ravens Envy You” at the link below:


And, by the way, my friend Tejal Jhaveri Moen has also published a new piece at Dead Snakes!  Click the link below to read “A Tearless Cry.”


Anyway … in searching Wikimedia Commons for a public domain photo for this post, I learned that there is such a thing as a “Chihuahua Raven” (corvus cryptoleucus). That’s just wrong on several levels.  I suggest that we hunt it to extinction.


Photo credit: by Shahnoor Habib Munmun (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.