Only the Dead Know Albany
poems by Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin has been writing and publishing street scenes since the late '70s. His first book of poetry, Animal Acts, about his experiences as a nightclub bar manager, was deemed the most neglected book of poetry of 1984 by Marvin Malone, the legendary editor of the Wormwood Review. Since then he has published dozens of books and chapbooks about his going to, coming from, and being at work in Albany, New York, where he was a bartender at the Washington Tavern for twenty-five years. He has since retired to work on his fictional memoirs.