Poetry. "Beckwith's book considers the moral roles available for the good ally, the good leftist comrade, and the good poet doing the 'good and necessary' work of poeting their way into the revolution at the frayed edge of the Capitalocene. The spare, bone-dry poems are concerned with language's utility, querying its potential to exercise any real resistance to its already co-opted status within late capitalism, where identity is merely demographic and monetized, and where political solidarity can be a 'shoreline or / shipwreck.' How, the POLITICAL SUBJECT wonders, do we really choose to use 'nihilism's / escape hatch' while enjoying the 'imperial air-conditioning'?"—Divya Victor
Caleb Beckwith is a writer and editor living in Oakland, CA; previous works include Heat Win and Hi, You're Beautiful (Gauss PDF 2014, 2016).
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA