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Catfish McDaris Wikipedia
Steven "Catfish" McDaris (born 1953) is an American poet and author who is often associated with Allen Ginsberg. He is also notable for having collaborated with Charles Bukowski.
McDaris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1953.
After 3 years serving in the military as a young man, he hopped freights and hitchhiked across the U.S. and Mexico. He built adobe houses, tamed wild horses, made cattle troughs, worked in a zinc smelter, and painted flag poles.
For a time, he lived in a cave and wintered in a Chevy in Denver.
He eventually settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he worked for the United States Postal Service.
In 1994, he organized a charity event of poetry and music in Milwaukee, called Wordstock. During the same year, he also read at The First Underground Press Conference at De Paul University in Chicago.
In 1998, he read at a Beatnik festival held near Allen Ginsberg's farm,
In 2007, he read at Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore in Paris.
McDaris has published extensively in the small press and independent magazines. He is also often associated with Allen Ginsberg and collaborated with Charles Bukowski on a chapbook called 'Prying'. In addition, his work has appeared in such publications as The Penny Dreadful Review, Chiron Review, the Shepherd Express and Blink-Ink Marquette University holds his collected published works and personal papers in their special collections archives. 1999 The Uprising Award.
2010 The Flash Fiction Award at Gypsy, as judged by U.S. Poet Laureate.
2015 The Thelonius Monk Award at
Van Gogh's Ear-Skinner's, Irregular Horse, 1994
The Moon Gets Laid Skinner's, Irregular Horse, 1994
Pyramids On Mars, KPG Press, 1994,
Iguana In Your Pocket (with Nathan Beaty), Green Eggs & Ham Press, 1995
Drowning In Your Bloodshot Eyes (with Jim Buchanan), Angelflesh Press, 1995
Catfish In The Pecos, Angelflesh Press, 1996
Magic Buffalo by The Peyote Brothers (with elliott), Angelflesh Press, 1997
Prying (with Charles Bukowski and Jack Micheline), Four-Sep Publications, 1997
Funk/Works (with Mark Sonnenfeld), Marymark Press, 1998
And The Horse You Rode In On, Born Again(st)Christian Press, 1998
The Wolf Pack (with Mark Wisniewski and Wolf Vest), Pariah Press, 1999
Bitchslapped (art by Swanky Mike Tolento), A Pick Pocket Book published by Phony Lid Books, 2002
Maow-Miaou-Editions, Microbe(French/English), 2000
Tears from Nowhere, Spunk, 2001
Coyoacan, JVC Books, 2001
A Field Of Dancing Horses, fingerprint press, 2004
Making Love To The Rain, Propaganda Press, 2010
Dancing Naked On Bukowski's Grave, Horror,Sleaze,Trash Press (with Ben John Smith) ISBN 978-1-4477-6940-8, 2011
Tales From A French Envelope, (with Craig Scott) Ten Pages Press ISBN 978-1-257-96373-7, 2011
Naked Fly Cherry Marijuana, Graffiti Kolkata (India), 2012
Waiting On Nothing, Mad Rush Books ISBN 978-1-105-70938-8, 2012
Jupiter Orgasma, Mad Rush Books ISBN 978-1-300-70644-1, 2013 Hard Cover
Thieves of the Wind (with Subhankar Das) ISBN 978-1-49967-033-2 Writing Knights Press, 2014
Cannibal Sunflowers ISBN 978-1-50033-001-9 Writing Knights Press, 2014
Buffalo Nickels, Grandma Moses Press, 2014
Switcheroo (with David Mac) Mac Press in England, 2014
Day 4 (with Alexis Rhone Fancher, John Swain, & Bree) ISBN 978-1-50098-516-5 Green Panda Press 2014
66 lines On Your Soul (with Subhankar Das & Kevin Ridgeway) Graffiti Kolkata India 2014
Naked Serial Killers In Volkswagens Weekly Weird Monthly, Austin, Texas 2015
No Blindfold No Cigarette Black Dharma Press Dynatox Ministries, NJ 2015
Sleeping With the Fish Pski's Porch Lockport, NY ISBN 978-0692671320