I began writing poetry in 2003, in Salisbury MD. I started lance sheridan® in January of 2013, and have continued writing through moves to Nashville TN and then to Springfield IL. I’ve had 80+ poems published in more than a dozen journals, including:

Almerighi WordPress, 1

Sovrasenso Bisbigliato, 2

Morality Park, 3

Poetry Super Highway, 4

Poised in Flight

The Mind[less] Muse

International Poetry Anthology

(1 & 2) My poems translated from English to Italian

(3) Guest feature

(4) Featured author

Here are a few readers’ comments:

Your use of language feels less like mastery and more like partnership…as though sometimes your words might participate–seduce and scorn, dovetail and derail each other. It’s a measured dance without set steps: Intriguing.

-Madeleine Marzio, author

Lance’s writings are remarkable. I’ve followed him for several years now, and he has improved his works to excellence. They’re ripe with action and a beautiful way to live in a world unknown to many.

-Barbara Kasey Smith, published poet

This is so beautiful…Being a resident in a farming area for 35 years with family farms now few and far between, their ancestry still blows in the wind and I hear their voices- the poem speaks to me. It is an exquisite personification of emotion. It’s so well written.

-Anna Waldherr, writer

I highly recommend this site to anyone who loves poetry. Lance’s ability to capture the moment and use detail to convey mood is beyond compare.

-Laura M. Bailey/writer

A pinnacle poet. Reading, I find myself, nose pressed between pages of Yeats, Longfellow, Browning, Whitman. His poetry, I see as flowing streams, hear as melody… the words like prayers tuck themselves within all the cracks within my heart.

-Polly, poet on ‘rocks and bones’ site

Not a narrative REM stage dream, more the alpha-beta stage of pictures and archetypes as we descend. This is such a beautiful stage of sleep overlooked by Freud and other literature. You have caught that glimpse when the brain has is neither in the active tasks of day or the random problem solving of REM, but is just suspended in being with the moon-reflected solar winds, surrounded only by ancestral images devoid of story- and that moon wheeling. Stunning.

-Lona Gynt, author.

© 2013 – 2018 lance sheridan®; © 2013 – 2018 Ðark Ṝoasted Ƣoetry®; © 2013 – 2018 Ð Ṝ Ƣ Ñeedle & Ŧhread®; © 2013 – 2018 Çross §titching of the §oul®—All Rights Reserved. All poems contained in this website are protected by copyright laws and may not be broadcasted, copied, displayed, distributed, reproduced, republished, transmitted, or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of Lance Sheridan.

All images are copyright to the original artists, credited when name is known. Personal photographs, fully copyrighted to me, can be found accompanying ‘the religion of bees’, ‘slight of hand’, ‘Clear Skies’, ‘In the shadow moon’, ‘The sand blew the dreaming fellow to the sea’, ‘I lay in a silent sea’, and ‘The silver leash’, which are personal photographs.

I’m sarcastic, have an offbeat sense of humor, am a purveyor of words and imagery, dislike jiggery-pokery, and love to write, read, and drink coffee.



63 comments on “About

  1. ksbeth says:

    hi lance – thanks for reading and following my winding road of words and pics. i enjoy your writing and look forward to reading much more of it. cheers, beth

  2. MOMENTS says:

    Hello Lance, this is a beautiful presentation of your blog as you let your readers speak about your exquisite work. As for me, a creative person writing humble poetry attempts, a few short stories, book reviews plus a few dances combined with poems, I am so flattered by the praise you have given me. Thank you again.

  3. sherazade says:

    dear Lance

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I deeply appreciated.

  4. sherazade says:

    ops.. forse il tuo sense of humor ❗

  5. Piyali says:

    Thank you for reading my story (Scarred innocence). I love your poems. As far as my writing capabilities go, well, I am still a learner. Wish to learn from talented writers like you 🙂

  6. Piyali, you’re very welcome!

  7. Singledust says:

    love to write, read, and drink coffee…perfect! your words take me on a journey, like I have met them before. very beautiful words…Gina

  8. delphini510 says:

    Lovely meeting you Lance and I was delighted t see your follow this morning.
    I am in process of checking out your poem.
    From an island girl who loves the sea, both in sunshine and storm.
    Powerful and true.


  9. I read some of your poems, I think you are an amazing poet Lance, so keep up the great job! good luck.

  10. rabirius says:

    I guess there is a problem with your site. I can read “If there were only the falling snow” on the home page – but when I click on it to leave a comment, I get an error page…

  11. jussaraluna says:

    Hello, LanceSheridan.
    You are a great and talented poet. Thank you for your kind comments.

  12. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Thanks for reading my words. I am greatly enjoying your poems.

  13. Hello Lance!

    Your poems are good, congratulations!
    Thanks for following my blog. But how did you find it? Do you understand it (I wrote in italian)?

    See you!

  14. My pleasure! They do! You’re a very talented writer.

  15. Lona Gynt says:

    Lance, I just wanted to thank you for seeing and noticing my Three Dreams Trilogy. Those pieces had cost me greatly to write in currency of heart and self-examination, and are obviously intensely personal. The inherent exhibitionist of the writer in me longs for them to be seen and appreciated, so few have even visited them. I also wish for more people to hear about Cica Ghost. It has meant a great deal for me to see your kind notice of these artifacts. Thank you friend. Lona

  16. Hello Lance. Thank you so much for the follow. Hopefully you’ll comment on my ramblings and poetry efforts too. Welcome to pensitivity101.
    Have good day.

  17. Hi Lance just dropped in to say thank you for the follow. I can be a wee bit erratic as a blogger but I hope you’ll keep looking in. All the best. Sheila

  18. da-AL says:

    many thanks for visiting my site & wishing you the best with yours 🙂

  19. I love poetry. One day I hope to have a book of published poems – it is a dream of mine. Lovely to discover another like-minded soul. 🙂

    • Marie, thank you for following my blog! Yours is awesome! Love poetry as well. I sincerely wish you the best in your writing and getting a book of poetry published! Yes, indeed. Good poets are a rare breed.

      • Thank you Lance. At the moment I’m working on the second book in my series The Curse of Time which includes short form poetry (Tanka) at the beginning of each chapter in each planned book in the series. But yes, one day a dedicated book of poetry is something to aspire too…

      • My pleasure, Marje. Sounds wonderful and intriguing. One should always have something to aspire to!

  20. blindzanygirl says:

    Thankyou Lance for following my Blog and reading my pietry. I am blind so sometimes make mistakes in typing. I hsve read some of your piems and they are amazing. I feel humbled that you, such an incredible writer, should read any of my small efforts. Thankyou

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