Poetry. Joshua Beckman is at his most immediate, attentive, and available in THE INSIDE OF AN APPLE. Beckman's latest collection of sincere, spare poems invites the reader to experience a revelation of consciousness and a generosity of spirit.Let my still dark soulbe music. A made whistlefloating out a windowarranged.Some little thingfell and I picked it upand up it kept on going.Eight dead starsmake a sickle,and the earthis covered in grass.
L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry Finalist, 2013
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).Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA