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
Joshua Beckman, Lewis Warsh, Fanny Howe, Rachel Levitsky, Hoa Nguyen, Raymond Foye, Cedar Sigo, and others will join Poets House in an evening of readings and conversation in honor of the late John Wieners.
Poets House, Elizabeth Kray Hall, 10 River Terrace, New York NY