Eric L. Payne
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Eric Payne began his craft as a writer at the age of seven when he wrote, directed, and produced a play based on the Peanuts comic strip character, Charlie Brown. Since then, he has expanded his repertoire to include poetry, fiction, songs, and essays. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he now lives and works in New York City. Eric has a passionate outlook on life. This translates directly into his writing --- the good, the bad, and the ugly. He soulfully and unashamedly exposes the sensitive side of the modern man that is rarely, if ever, expressed outside of the exclusivity of male peer groups. I See Through Eyes, his first self-published book of poetry, is a lyrical tapestry of verse and rhyme that explores the issues of faith, choices, responsibility, love, hopelessness, and joy --- themes common to most, if not all, human experiences.

Eric has also completed his first novel and is currently seeking representation for it. His poetry, fiction, and articles have also appeared in Papyrus, A Celebration of Poets, A Cascade of Memories,, and Eric is a member of Poets & Writers, the African Black Writers Alliance, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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You can contact Mr. Payne via e-mail at or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.

Works on TimBookTu by Eric Payne


The Phone Call - Part I


A Passing Want
How Does She Do IT?
If I Was White, I Wonder
Petals Against My Skin

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