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I’m Erna and I do a lot of things. I’m a writer, educator, marketer, and a passionate cat lady. In here you can find some of my poems, book reviews, general blog entries, and information about my books and my academic research.

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My Books

Beneath the Surface

Something dark dwells in the deep crevices of every soul. Erna Grcic’s poetry collection Beneath the Surface revolves around the secrets, weaknesses, and monsters that creep beneath the surface of the everyday existence. She deals with those nightmarish eyes that glint in the darkness behind each smile, each long gaze into the distance, each daydream. It’s an emotional and winding path into the poet’s own past that deals with the journey from childhood to womanhood, war, love, ageing, and passage of time.

Latest on the Blog

In the Shadow of the Kogaionon by Sabina Lungeanu: Book Review

‘It was in those final days of black despair that they turned toward the heavens, seeking the help of the gods. That’s when they saw it, standing tall and proud on the peak of the Kogaionon: the sacred fir tree. Faith returned to our forefathers, for its colossal branches would provide enough fuel to last […]

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal: Book Review

‘It isn’t the show that counts, but the story you spin.’  Elizabeth Macneal, Circus of Wonders  One truly enjoyable thing about the Circus of Wonders is the way Elizabeth Macneal crafts her Victorian atmosphere around the subversive world of the circus with echoes of Frankenstein, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, and the Brothers Grimm.  […]

The Dutch House by ANN PATCHETT: Book Review

“I see the past as it actually was,” Maeve said. She was looking at the trees. “But we overlay the present onto the past. We look back through the lens of what we know now, so we’re not seeing it as the people we were, we’re seeing it as the people we are, and that […]

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