Ernest Slyman


Ernest Slyman lives in Queens, NY. He is an award winning poet, playwright, fiction writer and humorist. He has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, from The Bedford Introduction To Literature, The Laurel Review, The Lyric, South and West, Voices International and The New York Times. He is wishful that his work exhibits a proper dose of hyperbole. A sense of ridicule, irony, and wryness and misadventures in wild metaphors, paradox, symbols, free associations, non-sequiturs, and sense of the ridiculous.

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The Lighthouse
Price: Free! Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
My light comes from the Declaration of Independence and light from the Gettysburg Address. The light from the American flag. The light from the Bill of Rights, The light from the U.S. Constitution. The light from the Star-Spangled Banner. My light flows from the genius of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln.
Poems That Make You Laugh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of funny poems collected from various literary publication. Among them the Bedford Introduction for Literature, Saint Martin's Press, Boston, Massachusetts.
Confessions of a Bookworm
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration
I cannot stop reading books. There is a book among my collection that I love the most. A 1938 deluxe boxed edition, gold-trimmed with brazed lettering on the front and a blue velvet ribbon for a bookmark stitched to the spine. The book once belonged to my father. Indeed, it was one of his favorite books. He presented it to me on my eleventh birthday. A memento of my childhood.
The Hypochondriac's Calendar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Humor. I've a headache coming up on Monday afternoon. Tuesday I've got a rash on my left leg. And Wednesday I've got bursitis. Thursday I have a choice of either diabetes or Tourette's Syndrome. Friday I get dizzy and can't stand up. Saturday, I've got a peptic ulcer. Sunday I break out in hives, my neck swells.

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Latest book: The Fat Loss Bible. Published November 25, 2011. (4.50 from 2 reviews)
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Latest book: Friends With Benefits. Published April 23, 2012.
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Latest book: Musings for Melancholy. Published February 12, 2012.
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Latest book: A Familiar Fire. Published February 22, 2012.
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Latest book: Poems of Life. Published February 14, 2012.