My name is Eric
I’ve always been a very creative person. Though 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 that I’m knee-deep into another chapter of my life, I’ve had the chance to embrace other creative avenues while using the skills I’ve honed during my professional career.
This blog allows me to share my passion of free form poetry and hobby photography. In addition, I also created a podcast to share more poetry.
I’ve always enjoyed writing, whether short stories or poetry, but I never thought about publishing it.
Writing for me, especially poetry, is therapy. Instead of holding onto thoughts and over-processing them in my mind, I write poems about them. And it helps!
I write every day, thanks to the #vss365 prompt. Sometimes I write more than one poem a day. It just depends on how I’m feeling.
Two of friends have read my poetry aloud — check them out:
I also have read my poetry aloud on my Poetry is Not Dead podcast — check it out:
- 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)
Music also helps calm my thoughts. Between my curated playlist at home or in my car, or you can find me on Twitch hanging out on the Carmela channel.
Multifarious Dimensions of Meh (poetry)
My debut poetry chapbook, Multifarious Dimensions of Meh, become a published book thanks to a friend that convinced me to share my poetry. Her review is below and I couldn’t have said it better myself…
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.
Poetry is Not Dead Podcast
In January 2023, I created a podcast called Poetry is Not Dead, which is dedicated to showcasing poetry from independent authors by reading aloud their beautiful words.
In each episode, I read between 5-10 poems from a submitted book. If an author submits poetry from more than one book, then each book will be featured in its own episode.
I created the podcast for two specific reasons
First, I love reading aloud, and specifically poetry. Poems are meant to be heard, not just read. Words not only deliver a meaning, but they each deliver a specific sound. And a poem, rhyming or not, has a rhythm or a heartbeat that brings the words to life when read aloud.
Second, I wanted to create a marketing opportunity for indie poetry authors to get their beautiful words heard.
Compliments & Reviews
“That is awesome! From start to finish. The music, tone of your voice, everything. I have to admit that I am not that much of a poetry person, but I am going back later today to listen to more episodes. It’s relaxing. I am going to have to carry my earbuds with me so I can tune in. I see now that YOUR voice is your instrument. Don’t let this go, you are just scratching the surface. :-)”Compliment sent in from website