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 and admin, editor, and writer for The Flummoxed – A Writer’s Journey at as Ethan Collins-McGuire. Ethan has contributed: film writing to Three Rows Back (a movie review of The Princess Bride) as Ethan Collins and to Cultural Revue (a movie review of Tenet and essay “One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy”) as Ethan Collins-McGuire; a creative narrative essay to Life in the Time of Corona (“COVID-19 Sidewalk Chalk 4-16-2020”) as Ethan McGuire; poetry to BJU Press’ Inscriptions Aspiring Writers Club (contest winner “Snow”), The Legend (“Newlywed Song” and “Dreamdust”), Life in the Time of Corona (“The Earth Lives On” and “Eyes”), The Dark Sire Literary Magazine (“The Reaper’s Revelation”), Better Than Starbucks Poetry Magazine (“Absence of Desire” and three haiku), Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine (“Sundown Chapel”), Foundling House (“Mother Charity” and “Siloam Pool”), and Flashes of Brilliance (“My Generation”) as Ethan McGuire; and he has appeared twice on Tyler Hummel’s GroupThink Productions podcast and once on Tyler’s Antisocial Network podcast as Ethan Collins. Ethan’s poem “The Reaper’s Revelation” was also turned into a song by Fernando Fidanza in his YouTube series Old Folk for New Poets.

You can find Ethan on Twitter, Letterboxd, Listnd, and IMDb as AHeavyMetalPen; at GoodReads as Ethan Collins-McGuire; and at the limited series Twitter account NickCageQuotes. Ethan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in English from Pensacola Christian College and is a proud member of the West Florida Literary Federation, The Poetry Pub Writing Community, and IT Gulf Coast.

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