Poetry. Winner of the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. John Beer's first collection, THE WASTE LAND AND OTHER POEMS, employs the wit of a philosopher and the ear of a poet to stage ways of reading that are political, personal, and theoretical. The speaker of these poems also brings humor to the dissecting table, to prod the legacies of great works of the imagination while balancing irony and affection.
Levi Stahl @ the Quarterly ConversationMichael Brodeur in the Boston GlobeOne of Boston Review poetry editor Timothy Donnelly's six favorite poetry books of 2010Winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award in 2011 from the Poetry Society of AmericaJohn Whalen @ CSU Center for Literary PublishingJ. Mae Barizo @ The Aviary
John Beer is the author of the poetry collections THE WASTE LAND AND OTHER POEMS (2010), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, the chapbook Lucinda (2013), and the full-length LUCINDA (2016). He lives in Portland, Oregon.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA