Eric's Heroes: Anthony Hickman, the sidewalk poet

Eric's Heroes. (KOMO PHOTO)

These are pressure packed times, aren't they? All different kinds of pressures...

Tonight, our Eric's Heroes story is about a man named Anthony Hickman.

The "artistic" pressure he operates under every day is something to behold. He makes a meager living by conjuring up free-verse poems, about any subject, for strangers.

But it's the "life" pressure that he works under, the razor-thin margin of error, that is truly astonishing.


Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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