The Path of Ambiguity is Eric Laurence Glassman's third book of poetry. This work is comprised mostly of non-conventional poems that showcase the author's voice and vision. He uses a lot of imagery and symbolism in this volume. His poems are very heady and deep which makes his writing very hard to crack.
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Eric Laurence Glassman was born March 5, 1973 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the eldest child of Charles Glassman, a retired mechanic and Vietnam, Navy veteran. His mother Cheryl works for a Montessori school. In 1975 they settled into Mayfield Heights, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. At first Eric was destined to a career in retail, and movie theater management but he would soon leave these avenues behind and devote his life exclusively to poetry. His first book of poetry was published in 2007. Most of these poems in the work entitled, "Seasonal Reflections", were written between 1990 and 2004. This book's central concentration is on the changing of the seasons. Eric also uses a lot of imagery and symbolism in his writing. He loves to write about nature, love, excess and the exploration of the senses. His second book of poetry, "Searching for Myself", was published in 2009. This volume is very similar to his first book, except the main concentration is on the struggle to be an individual. These two works complement each other with Eric's way of weaving a highly emotional tapestry of words. His third book, "The Path of Ambiguity", is available now.
Eric's influences are: Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman, John Keats, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Jim Morrison.