Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including , The Inside of an Apple , Take It , Shake and two collaborations with Your Time Has Come, Matthew Rohrer: and Nice Hat. Thanks. . He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty , by Jorge Carrera Andrade, Micrograms 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaž Šalamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. Most recently, he has co-edited . He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York. Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Author photo by Christopher Franko)
Reviews 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 Reviews of books by Joshua Beckman The Inside of an Apple Micrograms Take It Gentle Reader Shake Your Time Has Come Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty Nice Hat. Thanks. Something I Expected to be Different
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The Brother in Elysium Poems - Excerpts from (in Your Time Has Come The Daily Beast) - “the going. the letters. the staying.” (in Poetrying) - “About the days” (in Bold Type) - Two Sonnets (in Now Culture) - A poem from (in Your Time Has Come La Petite Zine) - “[Lying in bed I think about you]” (in Poetry) - Two Poems (in Jubilat) Interviews - , with Caitlin Rizzo Library of Congress - , with Susie DeFord Bomb Magazine - , with Erika Anderson The Brooklyn Rail Translations - Four poems from (in Micrograms Loaded Bicycle) On collaborations with Matthew Rohrer - Jordan Davis, The Village Voice - Nina MacLaughin, The Boston Pheonix - Interview with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer in Painted Bride Quarterly
- A Night of a Thousand Readings & One Reading at Brown University - 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 Video Reading at Machine Project in Los Angeles, April 23, 2009:
Reading "The Karate Chop of Love":
Reading Frank O'Hara on the Poetry Bus Tour:
No readings are scheduled at this time.