Poetry. A SUITCASE FULL OF DIRT: A LYRICAL RETROSPECTIVE is a retrospective of the lyrics of Eric Paul, lead singer for the bands Arab on Radar, The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student, and Psychic Graveyard. These lyrics and poems burst with energy, throwing decorum out the hotel window.
Eric Paul is a writer and musician from Providence, Rhode Island. He has been the lyricist and vocalist for the bands Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student, as well as his current band, Psychic Graveyard. His most recent book of poetry is A SUITCASE FULL OF DIRT: A LYRICAL RETROSPECTIVE (Tolsun Books, 2019). Eric has previously released two full-length volumes of poetry and lyrics: A Popular Place To Explode (2016) and I Offered Myself As The Sea (2007), both published by Wesley Eisold's Heartworm Press. In 2017, Eric was the recipient of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship Award in Poetry. 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.Author City: PROVIDENCE, RI USA