Alan Catlin on “Nude Poetry Garage Sale”


Nude Poetry Garage Sale by Peter Magliocco, Virgogray Press, 30 pages

“Nude Poetry Garage Sale” is a veritable Magliocco miscellany. Like a good garage
sale, there is a little bit of everything here: black jack players at casino, soldiers in the green in
Vietnam, ruminations of Gunter Grass’ not so illustrious past as a Nazi, drinkers reflected in a
picture window, porn stars and Van Gogh’s ear. If variety and versatility are what you are
looking for, this is the collection to check out. Original cover artwork by the artists, Justin Jackley suggests
Peter goes to much more interesting garage sales than I do; the ones that dreams are made of.”

Alan Catlin has been publishing in small press and university magazines since the seventies. He has over sixty prose and poetry chapbooks and full length books to his credit including, most recently, “Deep Water Horizon” from Pygmy Forest Press and “Near Death in the Afternoon on Becker Street” from March Street Press. Over the years he has been nominated twenty times for a Pushcart Prize, three times for Rhysling Award and once for a Bram Stoker Award, while two of his books were selected by Marvin Malone, legendary editor of The Wormwood Review, as most neglected poetry book of the year. He is retired from his unchosen profession as a barman.

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