Peter Magliocco on Chris D’Errico’s Vegas Implosions

    “One of Sin City’s best poets, Chris D’Errico displays superbluesy intellectual verve
    & formal dexterity in poems exploring the aboveground & underground facts of
    life/death in Vegas, where implosive humanity vies with the insect pestilence he
    exterminates … Question is, which side is winning?”

 

Peter Magliocco writes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he’s edited the lit-zine ART:MAG for over 20 years. He has recent poetry in online & print publications like SCYTHE, GOLD DUST, DEAD SNAKES, ASCENT A S PI R ATIONS, THE BEAT, THUNDER SANDWICH, GNOME, SCARS, and elsewhere. He’s been Pushcart Prize nominated for poetry three times, and his most recent chapbooks are Imparadised (Nerve Calliope Media), Nude Poetry Garage Sale (Virgogray Press), The Heaven of Words (Propaganda Press), and Discarded Poems (Scars Publications)…. His latest novel is The Burgher of Virtual Eden from Publish America. A recent story of his was collected in the sci-fi anthology, Dead Neon: Tales of Near-future Las Vegas from the University of Nevada Press. He’s also been Pushcart nominated for fiction …

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.