Something I Expected to Be Different by Joshua Beckman

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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.


About Joshua Beckman

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Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His previous books include Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Seattle and New York.
Published April 1, 2001 by Wave Books. 67 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Of the five poems in the book—all taking up the varying geography of human relations—the opening "Ode To the Air Traffic Controller" is the shortest, with two pages juxtaposing city names and relevant associations ("Acceptance, Vancouver, Tehran, Maui/ school children balloons light nothing"), wh...

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