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Alan Catlin

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Alan Catlin has published many books and chapbooks. His two most recent chapbooks are a pair of “evil twins”: Hollyweird from Night Ballet Press and Blue Velvet winner of the 2017 Slipstream Chapbook Award. He is the poetry editor of Misfitmagazine.net

I played all the small theaters

After you’ve played
a miniature
golf course

there’s no place
to go but up

Even bowling alley
back room banquet
spaces

the sound of the pins
scattering
the click of the ball
returns

begin to sound
almost like
music

Like the dusty
stage of an HO
train display

meeting hall
or the theater for

all those plastic
people
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