Poetry. "Tom Beckett's stubborn refusal to turn away from the trips, traps, and trusts—disabilities and resistances—of everyday life produces poetry of epigrammatic wit and syncopating rhythms. Parapraxis here becomes a gateway to the bathetic sublime."—Charles Bernstein
Tom Beckett is internationally known for his work as an editor, publisher, poet and interviewer. In the 1980s, his journal The Difficulties was instrumental in the promotion of Language Poetry. UNPROTECTED TEXTS: SELECTED POEMS, 1978-2006, was published by Meritage Press in 2006. More recently Otoliths published three volumes of E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S interviews curated by Beckett, and a collection of 4 long poems called Parts and Other Pieces, and
DIPSTICK (DIPTYCH) was brought out by Marsh Hawk Press in 2014.
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