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 nine years ago he moved to the Florida Panhandle, where he currently lives with his wife 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
  • admin, editor, and writer for The Flummoxed – A Writer’s Journey at

Ethan has contributed

  • poetry to
    • BJU Press’ Inscriptions Aspiring Writers Club
      • contest winner “Snow”
    • The Legend
      • “Newlywed Song”
      • “Dreamdust”
      • “The Earth Lives On”
    • 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)
    • 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”
  • film writing to
    • Three Rows Back
      • a movie review of The Princess Bride
    •  Cultural Revue
      • a movie review of Tenet
      • essay “One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy”
  • 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 haiku of mine in an episode
  • interview appearances
    • once on The Dark Sire‘s blog
    • once at Fevers of the Mind
  • 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”
  • promotional writing to
    • Choose Pensacola Christian College

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 (Summer 2019 – Spring 2021)
  • 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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