My name is Eric

2023 Headshot of American Poet, Eric Montgomery. mrericmontgomery.com

I’ve always been a very creative person. In the first part of my life, that creativity was in the world of technology (service and support, programming, creative problem solving, web development, graphic design, etc.)

Now, I’m knee-deep into another chapter of my life where I’ve been enjoying the chance to embrace other creative avenues while using the skills I’ve honed during my professional career.

In December 2020, I wrote a children’s storybook. And in February 2023, I published my debut poetry chapbook. Check out my books (more to come)!

I also enjoy sharing the spoils of my love for hobby photography.

Also, in 2023, I created a podcast to share my passion for reading poetry aloud.


I’ve always enjoyed writing and tinkering with poetry in my 20s. Then later I enjoyed writing for business — either my company or client projects. But eventually, poetry found its way back into my life. For me, writing poetry is therapeutic. Instead of holding onto thoughts and over-processing them in my mind, I write poems about them. And it helps!

Read (and share) my poetry

I write and post at least one poem every day. You can read all of my poetry on my poetry blog (https://vocal.media/authors/eric-montgomery).

Hear My Poetry

I have had the honor of having my poetry read aloud by two of my friends. I returned this honor by reading their poetry aloud on my Poetry is Not Dead podcast.

I read my poetry on my podcast, Poetry is Not Dead

  • Episode 10, reading several poems from my debut poetry chapbook “Multifarious Dimensions of Meh” (link)
  • Episode 15, reading several of the #vss365 poems that I write every day (link)

My Books

Multifarious Dimensions of Meh (poetry)

This is my first poetry chapbook and I hope you find inspiration within these pages. Inside are poems covering mental health, bipolar, anxiety, depression, PTSD, self-doubt, and life itself.


4-star Amazon review of Multifarious Dimensions of Meh, by Eric Montgomery, These are nice.
There's a lot of emotion in these, a tangle of feelings that the poet is sorting through. There are a few real gems, such as Numb and Bokeh.
They're short, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Nice work here from the poet. I look forward to seeing more.
5-star Amazon review of Multifarious Dimensions of Meh, by Eric Montgomery, The author doesn't mince words in his poetry. He's very straight to the point of what anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and the overall "Meh" feeling we all sometimes experience. This isn't a book of sunshine and rainbows. It's raw, and vulnerable expressions of painful and scary emotions. I think we should all give this a read, especially when we are feeling alone in our minds.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words (children’s storybook)

In December 2020, I published a children’s storybook called Actions Speak Louder Than Words. Which came about from my professional work life where I was constantly faced with the frustration of people’s inability to do what they say they will. This made me wonder if I could create a story to help children learn how their actions speak louder than their words.


Amazon 5-star review for Actions Speak Louder Than Words, written by Eric Montgomery, Illustrations by Meredith Woods. mrericmontgomery.com