Shake by Joshua Beckman

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Beckman’s new poems come to us directly and intimately. Compulsively readable, full of fear and persistence, they resonate with the wildness and generosity of Ginsberg, Whitman, and Ted Berrigan, turning the everyday into an encompassing, harrowing, humorous, necessary vision. Beckman is, as Publishers Weekly notes, “the real thing.”

Joshua Beckman is the author of numerous poetry collections, translations, and collaborative works. His awards include a NYFA Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York.


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Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of Things Are Happening, Something I Expected To Be Different, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Seattle and New York.
Published April 1, 2006 by Wave Books. 88 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ambitious new poetry publisher Wave books was created when Charlie Wright, former executive director of the DIA Art Foundation, bought the nonprofit, poet-run publisher Verse Press (News, May 16, 2005), whose list includes recent hits like Joe Wenderoth's Letters to Wendy's (2000) and Isn't It R...

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Divisions are marked by stars and three section titles suggest a single-mindedness of purpose, implying perhaps that Shake is a book-length poem rather than a collection of poems.

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