Tag Archives: Dennis Villelmi

Check out “Everlasting Pieces,” by Dennis Villelmi

There’s a damn terrific poem over at Anti-Heroin Chic by my friend and colleague Dennis Villelmi — take a look at “Everlasting Pieces.”

One of the things that consistently appeals to me about Dennis’ work is his frequent use of dark road-trip-through-America settings — like Jack Kerouac crossed with a troubled, looking-glass Norman Rockwell.  When I finally get a chance someday to drive my own cross-country odyssey, I am going to bring his poems along with me.


Now’s the time to order your copy of Buk 100: My Old Man, A Birthday Greeting.  Click right here for Newington Blue Press’ limited edition chapbook.  Only 100 copies will be printed in this initial run, which celebrates what would have been Charles Bukowski’s 100th birthday.

When you read it, be sure take a gander at two poems of mine: “First Smoke” and “Guerrilla Poet.”  (The latter piece is an homage to my good friend and colleague in the writing world, poet Dennis Villelmi.)

I hope you guys are looking forward to a great weekend!  No matter what you’ve got planned, remember Buk’s advice — “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”



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Hey horror fans, check out this interview with Brialynn Massie!

Dennis Villelmi at The Bees Are Dead interviewed actress Brialynn Massie, who you may recognize from her roles in films like last year’s “Serena Waits” and “Lilith.”   It’s a terrific interview, and you can find it at the link below:

Interview with Brialynn Massie




Eric Robert Nolan nominated for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology

I am honored today to share some wonderful news — my colleagues over at The Bees Are Dead have graciously nominated a short story of mine for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology.

The title of the story is “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal,” and it was published last August over at the B.A.D. website.  (You can find it right here.)  It is an apocalyptic sci-fi horror tale in which nanotechnology is used for an astonishing medical breakthrough  — but then goes horribly, catastrophically wrong.

I would like to thank B.A.D. Editors Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron and Dennis Villelmi for the nomination and their invaluable support for my work.  I am truly grateful.




Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine interviews Dennis Villelmi

There’s a terrific interview over at Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine with my good friend and colleague, Dennis Villelmi.  Dennis speaks at length about his career as a writer, from his early inspiration by the works of Clive Barker to his current work on The Bees Are Dead.

Dennis has always been a creator to watch, and he remains one of my favorite writers.  I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of the processes behind his unique and baroquely dark poetry.

Head on over and take a look.





Selections from Dennis Villelmi’s “Fretensis,” read by Eric Robert Nolan

If you didn’t catch these recordings last week over at The Bees Are Dead, I was honored to read from Dennis Villelmi’s superb book of cosmic horror poetry, “Fretensis: In the Image of a Blind God” (2014).  The Bees Are Dead has graciously allowed me to release them here again at the blog.

Thanks again, Dennis, for allowing me to share your Gothic visions this way.




Care to hear some superb and haunting poetry? (Audio selections from Dennis Villelmi’s “Fretensis”)

I am honored today to share with you three recordings of me reading from Dennis Villelmi’s Fretensis: In the Image of a Blind God.  The Bees Are Dead has graciously published the readings over at its website; you can find them right here.

Thank you, Dennis, for allowing me to interpret your outstanding poetic work.



Check out Dennis Villelmi’s “Minutes.”

“Minutes” is a recently published poem by Dennis Villelmi that envisions a nuclear exchange.

It’s hauntingly lyrical and frighteningly timely.  It’s a startling read, and I highly recommend it.

You can find it right over here at Duane’s PoeTree:

“Minutes,” by Dennis Villelmi