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Title:
The Schenectady Chainsaw Massacre
Author: Alan Catlin
ISBN:
Genre:
Poetry
Publisher:
Staple Gun Press, Alabama
www.staplegunpress.com

Released date:
2003
Book Size: 5in x 8 in
Book Binding:
Perfect Bound
Book Format: Paperback
Pages: 178
Price: $10
Shipping Cost: $4 (US),
9$ outside US.

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Winner: 1st Manila Prize - Best Poetrybook.
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1st Manila Prize - Best Poetry book.


Citation:

Alan Catlin's book
The Schenectady Chainsaw Massacre won the 1st Manila Prize - Poetrybook for his book reveals insights on characters and life  in the working class. The book contains poems about characters in the working class such as taxi driver, bartender, police, waiters, bikers, etc.
Sample Poems:

Way Back Then

by
Alan Catlin
Source:
The Schenectady Chainsaw Massacre (2003), p. 118

He says-
'I used to drink
here when I was 16.'

Probably, didn't have
the road rash scars
on his face, arms
or hands

Nor that knife
blade mark
bisecting one cheek
& deformed chin
line

The tatoos-maybe-
certainly not
the Harley Classic
parked outside
more than likely
he was on a Schwinn
if he rode bike
at all way back
then

American flag
suspenders-
no way he'd be
caught dead in
a farmer's
duds

Torn jeans-
clean muscle shirt-
sleeves carefully
removed-
for sure

Pumping iron
biceps
wrists
& neck-
absolutely

Who was going
to tell him-
'Son your money's
no good here?'
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Copyright belongs to Alan Catlin.

The  poem is  about a biker.