Renee Ruin Interviews FDU MFA Alum Eric Paul
Australian art, fashion, and cultural website Renee Ruin interviewed Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA alum Eric Paul about his latest book, A Popular Place To Explode (Heartworm Press).
“How would you describe your writing style? And what inspires you?” asks Renee Ruin.
Eric Paul responds: “It is a cross between a man walking down the street yelling at strangers and a lovesick teenager. What inspires me? Absurdity and failure.” Read more.
Eric Paul is a writer and musician from Providence, Rhode Island. He has been the lyricist and vocalist for the bands Arab On Radar and The Chinese Stars as well as his current band, Doomsday Student. Eric has released two full-length volumes of poetry and lyrics: I Offered Myself As The Sea and A Popular Place To Explode. Both releases offered by Wesley Eisold’s Heartworm Press. In addition, Eric has released two chapbooks: Love In The Monkey Cage and My Parents Were Insects, and two spoken word releases: I Sleep With Their Bones (Bathetic Records) + The Man Who Can’t Say No (Heartworm Press). Eric holds a BFA in Philosophy from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His work has also appeared in such places as: New York Observer, Impose Magazine, Ninth Letter, The Volta, Word Riot, Lunch Ticket, Spork, Booth and The Literary Review.
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