Joshua Beckman reads from his new poetry collection Take It at 7:30pm tonight, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers.
A collection by one of poetry’s genuinely necessary voices, Take It is a gift of expansive and expressive generosity. The poems in Take It masterfully combine traditional and contemporary concerns and speech in attending to a degraded, yet wondrous world.
Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of six books, including Take It, Shake, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Poker by Tomaz Salamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize.
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