Alan Catlin, b. 1948, has been a stalwart of the small press world since the mid-seventies. His work has been published regularly in hundreds of independent literary magazines, including 5 AM, The Chiron Review, Home Planet News, Nerve Cowboy, The Pedestal Magazine, Rattle, Slipstream, The Wisconsin Review and The Wormwood Review. His numerous chapbooks and books of poetry have been published by presses such as Adastra Press, Pudding Press, Timberline Press, Gypsy Press, Pavement Saw Press,Staplegun, March Street Press and Lummox Press. His poems have been translated into Spanish, Italian,Romanian and other languages. He is the poetry editor of misfit magazine. His most recent collection is American Odyssey (Future Cycle Press, 2016). He lives with his wife Valerie and their cats in Schenectady, New York.