Shake

Shake

by Joshua Beckman
     
 

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Recognized as one of his generation's most important voices: fervent, generous, intimate, new.See more details below

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Recognized as one of his generation's most important voices: fervent, generous, intimate, new.

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Publishers Weekly
The three long poems of Beckman's fifth collection mourn the depravity of American urban life while celebrating (sometimes with a bit of irony) the fleeting transcendence of love, sex and fun. Eschewing narrative in favor of episodic variations on the above, Beckman (Your Time Has Come, 2004) punctuates these extended meditations, comprising related poems grouped in series, with crystal-clear images rife with sad humor: "In heaven there'll be umbrellas for children (their size)." The results are subversively disorienting and emotionally precise. (Apr. 1) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Offering imagery that's incisive yet colloquially phrased, Pushcart Prize winner Beckman retains the freshness of a poet to watch even though he has published five other books (e.g., Your Time Has Come). Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933517001
Publisher:
Wave Books
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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