Expectations is a passionate exploration of people struggling to cope with a difficult, demanding life. Using a diversity of styles, Beck depicts the human condition in the challenging urban environment, as well as various other settings. There is a constant undercurrent of striving for more than we’re given, or can accomplish. Yet the anguish of disappointed expectations pervades the extravagant hopes and simple day to day desires of individuals who aspired to something better. Several long poems push the envelop of individual experience in differing formats, from the lyric to harsh threnodic rhythms.
This most recent addition to the Rogue Scholars Press poetry catalog is a bold and “unexpected” toss into the sublime.
Gary Beck's poetry, fiction, one act plays and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. Chapbooks published include Rembrance (Origami Condom Press), The Conquest Of Somalia (Cervena Barva Press), and The Dance Of Hate (Calliope Nerve Media). A full length poetry collection, Days of Destruction, was published by Skive Press.
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Gary Beck: Expectations
paperback, 104 pages, $13.95