Eric Nixon is an author and poet. He self published his first collection of poetry, Anything But Dreams, which was selected as an iUniverse Editor’s Choice book in 2004. In 2011, Garrison Keillor read his poem “Riding The Red Line” on the nationally syndicated public radio program, The Writer’s Almanac. He is the author of several short stories, including Incident on the Hennepin and Retribution on a Jetpack. Emily Dickinson, Superhero – Vol. 1 is his first novel. Eric lives with his family in Portland, Oregon where he is inspired by his surroundings and is always exploring his creativity through poetry, photography, and writing.
Learn more about Eric and connect with him through his website, ericnixon.net, Twitter: @ericnixon, or Facebook at EricNixonAuthor. Follow along with Emily’s adventures at EmilyDickinsonSuperhero.com, Twitter: @EmilyDSuperhero, Facebook: EmilyDickinsonSuperhero, or Pinterest at EmilyDSuperhero.
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Trying Not To Blink: A Poetry Collection
Trying Not To Blink is the follow-up to Eric Nixon’s previous poetry collections, Anything but Dreams and Lost In Thought. After hearing Garrison Keillor read one of his poems on the public radio program, The Writer’s Almanac, Nixon was deeply inspired to write poetry again after a seven-year absence. Trying Not To Blink contains all 160 poems written in 2012, in his unique accessible style.
Lost In Thought
Lost In Thought is the powerful companion to Eric Nixon’s 2004 poetry collection, Anything but Dreams. Comprised of the reminder of his poetic output from that time period, the subjects of this varied collection are told from his unique and easily accessible viewpoint and range from deep loss, to the absurd, to finding love, to the odd daily observances that often go overlooked.
Anything but Dreams
Often described as “Poems for people who don’t like poetry,” this observant, engaging, and heartfelt collection will pick you up and whisk you along the gamut of emotions from exuberant happiness, to deep loss, with frequent stops at the ecstatic, as well as the absurd. These poems wonderfully capture snippets of life in an original and clever manner.
Plenty of Time
Tim, a technician who provides maintenance on a super-secret time machine, steals an unauthorized trip into the past to try and save his recently deceased fiancee, unaware of the effects this seemingly innocent event will have on the world.
Retribution on a Jetpack
A woman with nothing to lose embarks on a potential suicide mission, across the dangerous inner asteroid belt, with only one goal in mind: to destroy the man who took her family. Set in the distant future, this a companion story to the forthcoming science fiction novel, 2492.
Incident on the Hennepin
In the year 2492, the luxury cruise ship Hennepin makes a mysterious emergency stop to the distant Treadway Station. As the ship arrives, Card, a maintenance worker, goes outside to make repairs, and returns an hour later only to find all 25,000 residents have gone missing. As he tries desperately to escape the nightmare unfolding around him, he discovers he may share the same fate as the others.
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