Beautiful Things – Poetry by Erik Shinker

Odilon Redon – Poet’s Dream

We surround ourselves with
beautiful things
in the hope that,somehow,
they will impart
some of their splendor
upon us


About the Poet

Erik Shinker is a Minnesota-based poet and writer who earned his degree in Creative Writing from Minnesota State Univerity, Mankato in 2015. He was published in two non-fiction anthologies in 2018, a poetry anthology in 2019, and currently works as a Manufacturing Technical Writer for a medical device company.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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