I am so happy today to see The Roanoke Times publish my latest letter to the editor:
Letter: Beware those who would criticize knowledge
As always, I am grateful to the editorial staff of this superb regional newspaper. The Roanoke Times is the primary newspaper for Southwest Virginia, and its Sunday readership throughout 19 counties is estimated at 230,000 people.
I’m also pleasantly surprised that this particular letter seems to have struck a chord with people the way that it did. After it was carried by a number of newspapers in Virginia and by Newsday in New York, it was shared with a combined 733,000 readers. That would make it the most broadly circulated single item of all of my writing.
I got some more amazing news today, guys — Newsday printed my most recent letter to the editor, about the word “overeducated” being thrown around by our national politicians. You can find it right here in yesterday’s paper.
My letter was edited down considerably for length, but I am still quite honored to see something I authored appear in this major regional newspaper. Newsday is the America’s 10th largest paper, and the third largest in New York State. It has a weekday circulation of 437,000 in the New York metropolitan area, and reaches nearly half of the households on Long Island.
I really am grateful to Newsday’s editorial staff for deciding that my letter merited the attention of its readers.
I’m honored to share here that the Bosphorus Review of Books in the Republic of Turkey today published my poem “Delaware Sheets.” You can find it right here.
The Bosphorus Review of Books is a bi-monthly English-language literary journal based in Istanbul. It is a truly outstanding publication, with the goal of connecting Istanbul with the global literary community. I am grateful indeed to Poetry Editor Maged Hussein for allowing me the opportunity to see my work appear in such a superb periodical.
I learned a little while ago that the Salem Times-Register printed my recent letter about the courage of the Ukrainian people protecting their homeland. You can find it right here.
Thank you, Editor Shawn Nowlin, for allowing me to share my thoughts with my neighbors in Southwest Virginia.
These are original silkscreen prints from Steve Miller — not of musical fame, but of Mary Washington College fame. They were given to me by the artist many years ago.
Found ’em in storage. Got ’em up in the Batcave immediately.
Let’s make for Maine
tonight, Love, now, let’s go, let’s just go
north for that ménage à trois —
where water licks us,
where salt air kisses us,
where waves draw warm arms over us,
where rhythmic tide will move, move, move us,
just we intimate three —
you, me and the sea.
(c) Eric Robert Nolan 2022
Photo: Leaf on the beach in Ogunquit, Maine. Captain-tucker, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.
I’m very happy today to learn that The Roanoke Times has published my letter to the editor about the war in the Ukraine. You can find it right here:
Letter: A hopeful heart amid despair
Thanks, as always, to the editorial staff of The Roanoke Times for allowing me to share my thoughts.
Hey, guys — if you happen to follow my poetry and commentary, I’ve started a new page here at the site for publications in 2022:
POETRY AND COMMENTARY, 2022