Trading Sunshine For Shadows
“Eric Victorino exposes his painful battles with depression and heartache that so many people experience but can't quite put into words.
His poems reveal as much about you as they do about him.”
Sarah Lewitinn / Ultragrrrl, NYLON Magazine
"...An excellent collection facing personal demons that were previously unspeakable, even for him. Captivating, sometimes shocking.
...his boldest artistic statement yet."
Steve Palopoli - Metro News
"...So emotionally raw it’s like reading your best friend’s diary, you feel guilty, but not guilty enough to stop reading."
Jerry James Stone - Discovery Channel
“Eric Victorino's talents as a writer lie directly in his ability to be poetic but also bluntly emotional. You don't have to dig down deep into his poetry to find the raw architecture of the state of his mind. It's all right there without snobbish allegory abuse and forced word-play and, to me, that's what gives his words even more impact. It's poetic therapy that Victorino does and you're on the couch right there with him from the very first word.”
Mike Shea - Alternative Press Magazine
"Tense, tragic and (hopefully) hopeful, his writing demands to be read -- and read plainly. A suicide note, a love note, a musical note --
it recalls all forms of poetry that rely more on the beauty and ugliness of stark experiences than twisting turns of phrase."
Brenna Ehrlich - Author Stuff Hipsters Hate
Staff Writer MTV.com
“A painstakingly honest look at man grappling with life and mental illness. ... A deeply personal book providing a glimpse into his darkest periods marked by tragedy and self loathing.
Thankfully, Eric Victorino lives on, as will his work.”
Molli Sullivan - SNAP Magazine