Ethan McGuire’s debut poetry book is APOCALYPSE DANCE, a collection of eighty poems that work together to illustrate the crazy world we live in and our engagement in an inevitable apocalyptic dance. These eighty poems are introduced by a creative essay on the benefits of dark writing and then intermittently interrupted by an “Overture,” “Intermezzo,” and “Outro” of adapted, dark folk songs. The collection is arranged around personal and universal themes in such a way that it begins as easy-to-read bites of consumption that gradually grows in length to become a dense space for cathartic darkness and meditation.
Ethan McGuire works by day as a healthcare IT professional and by night as a writer, whose poetry, fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in Better than Starbucks, Cultural Revue, The Dark Sire, Emerald Coast Review, Fevers of the Mind, Flashes of Brilliance, Foundling House, Inscriptions, The Legend, Life in the Time of Corona, LogoSophia, Old Folk for New Poets, The Poetry Pea, The Poetry Pub, The South Wales Evening Post, Three Rows Back, and Vita Brevis. Ethan McGuire grew up in the Missouri Ozarks, but he and his wife currently live in the Florida Panhandle near the Gulf of Mexico.
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