Beckman wistfully takes to the road and does the incredible work of writing poems full of desire, for a world in the midst of radical upheaval. —Publishers Weekly
If you take a broad squint at our nation’s new poets you can find two general strategies: poets who are carrying the torch, and poets who are using it to start fires. And then we have Joshua Beckman. He seems to be doing everything. —Daniel Handler, The Believer
Beckman’s soulful theatrics...have taken the humorous lyric to new heights, but perhaps less readily appreciated is Beckman’s mastery, not just of the quotidian, but of the tragic. —Virginia Konchan, Rattle
- Archive of Joshua Beckman's readings at the Knox Writers' House - A recording of Joshua Beckman's book making tutorial for the Henry Art Gallery's Shelf Life residency at Hankblog - Matthew Rohrer and Joshua Beckman's collaborative reading at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Spring 2010
Ann Hamilton and Joshua Beckman will perform a silent reading. Working with Beckman's meticulously collected text fragments that reference the lives, songs, and calls of eighteenth– and nineteenth-century birds, Hamilton created video fragments to be projected on the walls of the lower level gallery housing the field of bullroarers from the exhibition, the common S E N S E.
Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle WA