Alan Catlin has published a new book, Wild Beauty, with Future Cycle Press. This is his second book with the press.
Have you ever gone to an art exhibit and felt as if you had been transported into a museum of curiosities? Alan Catlin’s WILD BEAUTY is a poetic examination of the multifarious modes of expression in various artistic media, part of an ongoing process of examining “Extreme Art”: the use of unconventional, non-traditional objects to create works that fall under the general rubric of “Art.” Whether considering the installations of Damien Hirst or a panel from The Garden of Earthly Delights, Catlin delves into the creative process, treating each subject as unique but also part of a larger canvas whose only boundaries are those that the artist supplies. Using this broad, nearly all-inclusive set of standards and uncommon, out-on-the-edge, lively writing, Catlin takes us to the outer edges of the artistic experience.
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Alan Catlin retired from his unchosen career as a barman to concentrate on his poetical works and to write his fictional memoirs under the working title of Hours of Happiness. Over a five-decade publishing career, he has turned up in a wide assortment of esoteric, established, and downright eccentric publications, ranging from the legendary Wormwood Review to Wordsworth’s Socks, to The Literary Review. Among his many books is the 2017 Slipstream Chapbook Award winner, Blue Velvet, and a companion volume—part of a long work in progress— Hollyweird from Night Ballet Press, which also published his chapbook, Beautiful Mutants. Most recently, Presa Press published his ekphrastic chapbook, Three Farmers on the Way to a Dance, and the full-length Walking Among Tombstones in the Fog. Another full-length collection, American Odyssey, was published by Future Cycle Press in 2016.
Wild Beauty is 86 pages and available on Amazon for $15.95.