Alan Catlin: “How We Live Now”

How We Live Now

 ——————–after Georgia O’Keeffe

A gas mask super-
imposed on
a desert landscape

a flat yellow-brown
mustard cloud
fetid as an olive-green
boil rising

bleached by the sun
deadwood branches
stark white fingers
pointing to the sky


Alan Catlin has been publishing for five decades. He has had work in some of the most obscure, way out of print publications of all time, and in some of the better, still extant, larger ones. His most recent book is Wild Beauty from Future Cycle Press, which previously published his American Odyssey.  



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