My name is Eric
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)
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.
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.