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Poetry. Tomaz Salamun wrote about Joshua Beckman's first book, THINGS ARE HAPPENING (winner of the APR Honickman First Book Prize in 1998), This book seduced me on the spot. I instantly started longing to become friends with the world in it. It's fresh, it's new, its fairness makes me grateful for reading it. Beckman's new book, SOMETHING I EXPECTED TO BE DIFFERENT, traverses a space of meditative consciousness and day to day life with an elated and disjointed lyricism. The speakers in these long poems move through a world awash with inconsistency and confusion, trying to make sense of their surroundings and their desires. Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He lives in Staten Island, New York.

Synopsis:

Of Beckman’s follow-up collection to his APR-Honickman award winning first book, Tomaz Salamun writes: "There are no similarities with Apollinaire or Ginsberg, except with what they were doing to Time while they were young." The contemplative poems of this collection unfurl in startling and beautiful new ways.

About the Author

Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of five books, including Shake and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Poker By Tomaz Salamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780970367242
Author:
Beckman, Joshua Saul
Publisher:
Wave Books
Author:
Beckman, Joshua
Location:
Athens, GA
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Of Beckman’s follow-up collection to his APR-Honickman award winning first book, Tomaz Salamun writes: "There are no similarities with Apollinaire or Ginsberg, except with what they were doing to Time while they were young." The contemplative poems of this collection unfurl in startling and beautiful new ways.

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