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The Piker Press publishes my “Quiet White Dog Short Poem.”

I’m honored today to see The Piker Press publish my “Quiet White Dog Short Poem.”  You can read it right here.

Thanks once again to Managing Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to be a part of the fun and engaging creative community surrounding The Piker Press!



The Piker Press features “An Ode for Fellow Replicants”

I’m so happy today to see The Piker Press publish my homage to what is possibly the greatest film of all time, 1982’s “Blade Runner.”  The title of the poem is “An Ode for Fellow Replicants.”  You can find it right here.

Thanks once again to Managing Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to share my voice through such an outstanding online literature magazine!  🙂



The Piker Press publishes “An Ode to a Would-Be Swimmin’ Skink”

The Piker Press today published my humorous nature poem, “An Ode to a Would-Be Swimmin’ Skink!”  For those of you who are uninitiated, a skink is a little lightning-quick iridescent lizard common in the Southern United States.)  And they even ran the photo I submitted with the poem!  (I snapped a shot of the little fella off Shenandoah Avenue here in Roanoke, VA.)

You can find the poem and the photo right here.  Thanks, as always, to Managing Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful community of readers, writers and artists.

Happy Monday!  🙂



The Piker Press features my poem “school shooter.”

I am absolutely honored today to see The Piker Press publish my poem “school shooter” on the front page of its 20th Anniversary Issue!   You can find it right here.  There’s even a wonderful accompanying illustration created by artist and author Alexandra Queen.  I love it!

As always, I’m grateful to Managing Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to share my work at The Piker Press.  It’s a terrific online magazine and a truly enjoyable community of readers and writers.  🙂



The Piker Press features “Lying Close”

I’m honored to share here today that The Piker Press has published an older poem of mine, entitled “Lying Close.”  You can find it right here.

Thanks yet again to Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful creative community!



“Imagine the Moon as Companion” published in The Piker Press 19th Anniversary Issue.

I am just thrilled today to see that The Piker Press featured my prose poem, “Imagine the Moon as Companion,” on the front page of its 19th Anniversary Issue.  You can find it right here.

Thanks to Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing my work to appear so prominently in marking the occasion for this outstanding online literary magazine!



The Piker Press features “Ode to a New Black Ballpoint Pen”

I’m honored today to see my short poem “Ode to a New Black Ballpoint Pen” appear over at The Piker Press!  You can find it right here.

Thanks, as always, to Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to be a part of The Piker Press community!




The Piker Press features “Turning 41”

Hey, gang! I’m honored today to see The Piker Press publish another poem of mine — “Turning 41.” I wrote this poem last year!! Thanks as always to Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to share my voice at this wonderful online lit mag.

“Turning 41,” by Eric Robert Nolan

[Update: okay … I wrote this poem many years ago, not last year, because 41 was a while back. Whatever.]



The Piker Press will publish three more of my poems.

I do realize that publication announcements are the last thing on anyone’s mind right now, given what is going on in our country.  (It is still our country, isn’t it?)

But I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Sand Pilarski over at The Piker Press for accepting three more of my poems.  The online magazine will publish “Bumblebee” on August 24, “prayer upon an empty hilltop” on September 14, and “Contagion Is a Despot Poet” on October 19.

Stay safe, my friends.

It is times like this when I like to remember one of my favorite quotes:

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.

They are right. It is the American Dream.

— Archibald MacLeish