Hey, I got one really terrific early Christmas present — Illumen will publish a poem of mine, “Smiling Among Inert Shipwrecks,” in its Spring 2020 issue. This will be the second time that the print-only publication has featured my work — the first was when Illumen published my “Three Dreamers” set of poems back in 2013.
Illumen is a speculative poetry journal that is released quarterly by Alban Lake Publishing. Its editorial focus is to “describe other worlds in poetic prose, challenge heroes and villains with eloquent words, show the nightmare of real life in all its disgusting mud and muck.” It’s a wonderful place for a writer to see their creative work appear, and I’m grateful to Editor Tyree Campbell for allowing me to share my voice there.
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
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
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So this was blackly humorous …
My website, like most others, is configured so that I can see which search terms users employ to arrive there via Google.
Some kind soul searched for “secretary poem,” doubtlessly to find some happy verse to remind some cherished subordinate that they are appreciated. He found my poem entitled “The Secretary,” first published by Dagda and currently appearing in Illumen Magazine. I hope he enjoys it.
My poem, of course, describes a woman marginalized by corporate culture who kills herself in her garage out of loneliness.
I guess it’s just my usual habit of diminishing the light for the kind.
Illumen Magazine has once again featured my poetry; a section of my “Three Dreamers” series can be found in the the Spring 2014 Issue.
I would like to thank Editor Terrie Leigh Relf for allowing me once again to contribute to this beautiful biannual print magazine. It is a pleasure to be on board.
For information about Illumen, and Alban Lake Publishing’s other wonderful fantasy and science fiction titles, please see Alban Lake’s website here: http://albanlake.com/# .
I am also quite grateful to see that the University of Mary Washington Magazine’s “Class Notes” section mentioned Illumen Magazine’s publication of my “Three Dreamers” set of poems this past winter.