September 13, 2021

Eric Robert Nolan

[Short] [Poem]


Shine Now, Fiercely Forever (2018-12-10) cover story science fiction

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This Windy Morning (2019-01-14) poem unrhymed

"...If that faultless chorus should never see heaven..."

Roanoke Summer Midnight (2019-02-18) poem unrhymed

"...Where the Shenandoahs' beryl falls to black, ultramarine to onyx..."

Confession (2019-04-08) poem unrhymed

"...Lust in the lexicon..."

My Mother's Apartment (2019-05-06) poem unrhymed


Smiling Among Inert Shipwrecks (2019-07-22) poem unrhymed

" descend the fathoms now made shining canyons..."

hens staring upward (2019-08-26) poem unrhymed

" the various safe and certain places free of sadness..."

All Our Faults Are Fallen Leaves (2019-09-23) poem unrhymed

"...Take my hand, my friend, and smile..."

Delaware Sheets (2019-10-14) poem unrhymed

"...gentle, blessed by the sun..."

November, Blue Ridge Mountains, 1992 (2019-11-18) poem unrhymed

"...Will any mountain ever let me dream again..."

As Silver as the Stars You Tried To Rival (2019-12-16) poem unrhymed

"...frigid, frigid like a still photo and its forever frozen face there..."

Lilac, Wine, Pomegranate, Black (2020-01-13) poem unrhymed

"This new mountain night..."

Lie to Me, But Brightly (2020-02-10) poem unrhymed

"...In this early winter air, her whispers are verdicts..."

March Midnight Window (2020-03-23) poem unrhymed

"...In blackness, an indistinct day is made another..."

Not of Byzantium (2020-04-20) poem unrhymed

"...Exceeding empires, exceeding even Elysium..."

Ode (2020-05-25) poem unrhymed

"...Delight me for a while."

Bumblebee (2020-08-24) poem unrhymed

"...he inventories dandelions with prodding, plush black legs..."

prayer upon an empty hilltop (2020-09-14) poem rhymed

"...the moon will beam camaraderie..."

Contagion Is a Despot Poet (2020-10-19) poem unrhymed

"...each arriving low, in permanent cursive..."

Turning 41 (2021-01-04) poem unrhymed

" future lay in neatly mapped seas..."

Ode to a New Black Ballpoint Pen (2021-02-01) poem unrhymed

"...glissading sable scars of curling script..."

Imagine the Moon as Companion (2021-04-19) cover story poem unrhymed

Welcome to the Piker Press 19th Anniversary Issue. Thank you to all the writers and other artists and readers for making this possible.

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Eric Robert Nolan
Eric Robert Nolan

"Nolan's weaving of the present and the past was remarkable -- because in this action, he has revealed his interest in and his grasp on the psychology of people. Eric Robert Nolan is a natural. He is deliberate in his storytelling and cinematographic in his descriptions." -- Book Reviewer Kimi Small, about The Dogs Don't Bark In Brooklyn Any More. Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He spent several years as a news reporter and editorial writer for the Culpeper Star Exponent in Culpeper, Virginia. His investigative work has also appeared on the front pages of numerous newspapers and local magazines in Virginia, including The Free Lance - Star and The Daily Progress. Eric entered the field of philanthropy in 1997, as a grants, public relations and speech writer for nonprofit healthcare organizations. He also designed and taught curricula for grant writing training courses for healthcare professionals.

Eric's debut novel is the postapocalyptic science fiction story, The Dogs Don't Bark In Brooklyn Any More. It was published by Dagda Publishing on November 19th, 2013, and is available at both in paperback and for Kindle.

Eric's poetry, short stories and photography have been featured by publications throughout the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and India. These include Quail Bell Magazine, Dagda Publishing, Every Day Poets, Every Day Fiction, Illumen, Down in the Dirt, Under The Bed, The Piker Press, Dead Beats Literary Blog, Microfiction Monday Magazine, Dead Snakes, UFO Gigolo, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, The Bright Light Cafe, Aphelion, Tales of the Zombie War, Haikuniverse, The Bees Are Dead, Poems-for-All, Poetry Pacific, Every Writer, Poetrypoeticspleasure Ezine, The International War Veterans' Poetry Archive, and Winedrunk Sidewalk: Shipwrecked in Trumpland.

His poems and short stories were also included in six anthologies: Dagda Publishing's "Threads" in 2013; Dagda Publishing's "All Hail the New Flesh" in 2014; Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine's 2016 Anthology, 2017 Anthology and 2018 Anthology; and Down in the Dirt's "The Flickering Light" in 2019. Eric's science fiction/horror story, "At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal," was nominated for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology.

Eric also currently enjoys partnering with Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron and Dennis Villelmi on The Bees Are Dead, a transatlantic webzine devoted to dystopian and post-apocalyptic prose, poetry, art and photography.

Eric will always be a New Yorker at heart, but currently resides in his adopted Virginia, where he enjoys drinking coffee, reciting the poetry of W.H. Auden, and occasionally glimpsing a falcon, fawn or fox among the high and clay-colored Alleghenies.

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