Here is the growing list of my published writings. Enjoy!
Trying Not To Blink - A Poetry Collection
Published: January 2013
rying 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 - A Poetry Collection
Published: December 2012
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.
This collection is the remainder of my unpublished poetry written from 2002 to 2005.
Published: October 2012
Fictional alternative history novel – 422 pages (153,000 words)
Emily Dickinson is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets in history. The world saw her as a withdrawn, reclusive writer with a desperate need for privacy.
That’s exactly what she wanted you to think.
Emily Dickinson was also one of the greatest superheroes who ever lived.
Emily Dickinson, Superhero – Vol. 1 follows a young Emily Dickinson acquiring her superpowers, and having to learn to use them while dealing with a whole host of issues; ranging from protecting her town from a horde of supernatural beings, to dealing with a gang of malevolent supers. The 422-page book is comprised of the following three stories:
Vol. 1, Episode 1 – Tomb and Graves – In 1852, a secret society at Amherst College succeeded in bringing the dead back to life…and quickly lost control. Emily Dickinson, a young woman imbued with superpowers, teamed up with the town’s new police officer to fight the supernatural hordes attacking the annual Cattle Show.
Vol. 1, Episode 2 – Creation of a Superhero – Emily tells her sister, Lavinia, and Officer Lawless the origins story of her abilities. From her time training with a ninja while a student at Mount Holyoke, to her becoming a patient of Dr. Jackson, and dealing with the superpowers she received in the process, Emily has to quickly adapt to deal with a crime gang threatening Boston.
Vol. 1, Episode 3 – Austin in Boston – In January of 1853, Emily travels to Boston to visit her brother, Austin, enrolled at Harvard Law School. While there, the Boston Supers Group asks for Emily’s help in catching an unknown super terrorizing the city. Not wanting to get involved, Emily declined, but soon found herself drawn in by an old adversary and his gang bent on a single-minded determination for revenge.Read about her adventures in Emily Dickinson, Superhero – Vol. 1
Anything but Dreams – A Poetry Collection
Published: July 2011
Poetry collection – ebook – 126 pages (19,983 words)
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. Anything but Dreams contains the poem, Riding The Red Line, read by Garrison Keillor on the Writer’s Almanac on NPR.
Published: July 2011
Short story – ebook – 18 pages (7931 words)
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 on the station, 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 his crew mates.
Published: May 2011
Short story – ebook – 23 pages (9446 words)
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.
Published: April 2011
Short story – ebook – 17 pages (5721 words)
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.
Published: July 2004
Poetry collection – print edition – 212 pages
I still have just a few signed copies of the print edition available for $20 (including shipping within the US). Email me at EricNixonAuthor (at gmail) dot com to order one.
Observant, engaging, and heartfelt, this 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. Eric Nixon has recorded the world around him in an original and wonderful way with a poetic style that is uniquely his.