Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of many books, including ANIMAL DAYS (Wave Books, 2021), THE LIVES OF THE POEMS AND THREE TALKS (Wave Books, 2018), THE INSIDE OF AN APPLE (Wave Books, 2013), TAKE IT (Wave Books, 2009), SHAKE (Wave Books, 2006), YOUR TIME HAS COME (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2004), and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is editor-in-chief at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 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. He also co- edited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015).