Ethan’s Bio

Music in my veins, movies on my mind, my heart holds a pen, IT my profession. A Worker Poet.

Ethan McGuire grew up in the Missouri Ozarks, but eleven years ago he moved to the Florida Panhandle, where he currently lives with his wife, their daughter, and their dog and cat on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. By day, Ethan is a healthcare information technology professional. By night, he is a writer.

Ethan is a

  • co-admin, editor, and writer of music, TV, and film articles for E.D. – Music, Movies, Etc. (yes, the acronym is an intentional joke) at TheEdBlog.com
  • admin, editor, and writer for The Flummoxed – A Writer’s Journey at TheFlummoxed.com

Ethan has contributed

  • poetry to
    • BJU Press’ Inscriptions Aspiring Writers Club
      • contest winner “Snow”
    • The Legend
      • “Newlywed Song”
      • “Dreamdust”
      • “The Earth Lives On”
      • “Refugee Song”
    • The Dark Sire Literary Magazine
      • “The Reaper’s Revelation”
    • Better Than Starbucks Poetry and Fiction Journal
      • “Absence of Desire”
      • three haiku
    • Vita Brevis Poetry
      • “Sundown Chapel”
      • “Harmonia Mundi”
    • Foundling House
      • “Mother Charity”
      • “Siloam Pool”
    • Life in the Time of Corona
      • “The Earth Lives On”
      • “Eyes”
    • Flashes of Brilliance
      • “My Generation”
    • “The Poetry Pub Chapbook Vol. 2: 2020 Perspectives”
      • “Salt”
    • Fevers of the Mind
      • “Salt”
      • “Home”
      • “Good Weather Bad”
      • “The Warm Front”
      • “Burnt World-Heart”
      • “Thorn & Shout”
      • “The King & Queen of Neon”
      • “Disciple Dash”
      • “Jellyfish”
      • “Salt” (for a 2nd time)
      • “Mother Charity”
      • “Absence of Desire”
      • “Valentine Winter”
      • “Red Christmas Kettles”
      • “Our Odysseus”
      • “Postmodern Hermit”
    • Brought to Sight & Swept Away: A Poetry Anthology About Time — Vita Brevis Press, Volume II
      • “Grandfather’s Clock”
    • LogoSophia Magazine
      • “A Man of Bethsaida”
    • Fevers of the Mind 5: Overcome
      • “The King & Queen of Neon”
    • The South Wales Evening Post
      • a haiku
    • Emerald Coast Review
      • “Hurricane Sally Aftermath”
    • The Poetry Pea Journal of Haiku and Senryu
      • a haiku
    • Before I Turn into Gold: Inspired by Leonard Cohen
      • “Salt”
      • “Disciple Dash”
      • “Jellyfish”
    • The New Verse News
      • “On Another Average Evening”
    • The Dirigible Balloon
      • “The Pickled Cow”
    • Hard Rain Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan
      • “Sundown Chapel”
    • Time of Singing
      • “Vespers”
    • Calla Press
      • “Five Haiku for an Ozark Spring”
  • interview appearances
    • once on ChoosePensacolaChristianCollege.com
    • once on The Dark Sire‘s blog
    • once at Fevers of the Mind
    • once at The Legend
  • criticism to
    • Three Rows Back
      • a movie review of The Princess Bride
    • Cultural Revue
      • a movie review of Tenet
      • “One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy
    • The Dispatch
      • “Looking to Polish Cinema”
      • The Northman Takes History, Spirituality, & Young Men Seriously”
      • “Why Conservatives Should Care About Hip-Hop”
    • Post Modern Conservative
      • “Top Gun: Maverick Therapy”
  • podcast appearances
    • twice on the GroupThink Productions podcast as Ethan Collins
    • twice on the Antisocial Network podcast as Ethan Collins
    • once the Haiku Pea podcast read a submitted haiku of mine in an episode
    • twice on the Antisocial Network podcast as Ethan McGuire
    • once on the Pod Dylan podcast
  • song lyrics to
    • Fernando Fidanza’s YouTube series Old Folk for New Poets
  • creative narrative essays to
    • The Legend
      • “COVID-19 Sidewalk Chalk 4-16-2020”
    • Life in the Time of Corona
      • “COVID-19 Sidewalk Chalk 4-16-2020”
    • The West Florida Literary Federation’s “In Focus” Flash Memoir Contest
      • Second Honorable Mention: “The Cliff and the Gun”

Ethan’s debut poetry collection, Apocalypse Dance, releases through BSC Publishing in 2023.

Ethan has previously self-published 4 pamphlets, chapbooks, & books:

  • The Comedic Compilation
  • 15
  • Warrior Songs
  • Damon Dar-Par: Sword of Freedom

You can find Ethan on

  • Twitter, Letterboxd, Listnd, and IMDb as AHeavyMetalPen
  • GoodReads, Facebook, and LinkedIn as Ethan McGuire
  • Instagram and Spotify as EthanMcCollins
  • the Facebook page “ED – Music, Movies, Etc.”
  • the limited series Twitter account (22 tweets) NickCageQuotes

Ethan is and/or was a proud member of

  • Inscriptions Aspiring Writer’s Club (Summer 2007 – Spring 2011)
  • Microsoft Certified Professionals (Summer 2014 – Present)
  • IT Gulf Coast (Summer 2018 – Present)
  • the West Florida Literary Federation/Emerald Coast Writers (Summer 2019 – Spring 2021; Spring 2022 – Present)
  • a local church (Summer 2019 – Present)
  • the Project Management Institute, Emerald Coast Florida Chapter (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021)
  • the Poetry Pub Writing Community (Spring 2020 – Present)

Ethan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in English from Pensacola Christian College.

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