Feature Poet: Alan Catlin

Alan CatlinA twenty time Pushcart Prize nominee, Alan is also the editor of Misfit Magazine.   The author of over sixty chapbooks and full-length collections, his recent titles include Beautiful Mutants (Night Ballet Press, 2015), and Last Man Standing (Lummox Press, 2016).  Widely published in the small press, his work is archived at The University of Buffalo Special Collections.  To read a recommended selection of Alan’s poetry, please visit the fondly remembered Dead Snakes, where he was a frequent contributor.

 

8 Chariot

Home Invasion

A well-placed
kick gains access
inside; no time to reach
for a weapon.

 

7 Lovers

Requiem for a Nun

Gave work to indigents:
shoveling snow,
clearing the driveway,
jobs around the house.

For her charity
she was beaten,
strangled with a rosary,
a retirement gift from
Mother Superior.

No good deed goes
unpunished.

 

6 Hierophant

Reality Show

He played a psycho
on TV—
then he became one.

 

5 Emperor

Promotion: Check out Alan’s most recent full-length collection, Last Man Standing (2016), available via Lummox Press. Simply click the cover art below:

Last Man Standing