Alan Gullette was born in Tampa, Florida in 1956.
He began writing in childhood -- humorous poetry
inspired by Dr. Seuss and Ogden Nash. Early exposure
to horror films led to literary idolizations of Poe,
H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, and like authors.
In high school he made more serious efforts at poetry,
began writing fiction, and published an amateur literary
magazine called Ambrosia.
College was intended "to produce a writer" but instead
produced a philosophical crisis that refused to yield
an academic solution. After a two-year hiatus and a
pilgrimage to Ojai, California to hear the anti-guru
Krishnamurti, undergraduate work was completed along
with a thesis on Krishnamurti and comparable traditions
of unitive mysticism.
An academic career was abandoned in favor of life in
"the real world," which has included playing drums in
a progressive rock band, leading anti-nuclear weapons
protests, playing tournament chess, continued
philosophical inquiries, literary studies -- and, yes,
His poetry and prose poems have been published in a
dozen amateur and scholastic press publications, and in
three self-published chapbooks. In 1995, a collection
of poems entitled Another Eucharist appeared, along with
artwork by Michael Perkin.
Having written over 900 poems, he is now striving to
bring his poetic and philosophical visions to life in
the novel form. One novel, The Green Transfer, was
completed in 1994 and five others are in various stages
He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife,
artist Julie Hodge. His extensive website includes
samples of their work along with pages devoted to
his literary interests, including supernatural fiction,
absurdism, and surrealism.
Alan Gullette's Literary Page
Email: Alan Gullette: firstname.lastname@example.org
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