Pat Nolan, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1943, has lived most of his adult life along the Russian River in Northern California. He is a poet, translator, editor, and publisher.
His poetry and prose have been published in numerous literary magazines in North America, among them The Paris Review, Big Bridge, The American Book Review, The World, and Exquisite Corpse , and internationally in Triada (Spain) and Otoliths (Australia). His work has also appeared in various anthologies including Up Late, American Poetry Since 1970 (1987), Out Of This World (1991), American Poets Say Good-Bye to The 20th Century (1996), Saints of Hysteria (2007) and Exquisite Corpse Annual #2 (2010).
His translations from the French of Surrealist poet Philippe Soupault were included in The Random House Book of Twentieth Century French Poetry (1982) and Poems for The Millennium, Vol. I (1995). Pygmy Forest Press published a selection of his translations of Soupault’s early work entitled Where The Four Winds Blow in 1993.
Nolan was the editor and publisher of The End, a 70s poetry magazine, founder of The Black Bart Poetry Society, and co-editor and publisher of its newsletter, Life Of Crime in the 80s. Poltroon Press published the collected newsletters of The Black Bart Poetry Society as Life Of Crime, Documents In The Guerilla War Against Language Poetry in 2010. He also maintains Parole, the blog of the New Black Bart Poetry Society as well as Dime Pulp, A Serial Pulp Fiction Magazine.
He is the author of over a dozen books of poetry and three novels. His most recent books of poetry are So Much, Selected Poems, Volume I & Volume II, 1969-2010 (Nualláin House, Publishers, 2018, 2019) and the thousand marvels of every moment, a tanka collection (Nualláin House, Publishers, 2018). His poet-centric fiction, Ode To Sunset, A Year In The Life Of American Genius, is available for perusal at odetosunset.com.