John Beer

John Beer
A Chicago resident, John Beer is the author of the poetry collection The Waste Land and Other Poems (2010).
 
Associative and imaginative, his work has been compared to that of John Ashbery. Poet Lewis Warsh wrote that The Waste Land and Other Poems “embraces and distills ‘the bad dream’ and all ‘the muck’ of the recent past, but the momentum of this book is full speed ahead.”
 
Beer’s criticism has appeared in Verse, the Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, and other magazines. He is a theater columnist for Time Out Chicago.

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John Beer

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A Chicago resident, John Beer is the author of the poetry collection The Waste Land and Other Poems (2010).
 
Associative and imaginative, his work has been compared to that of John Ashbery. Poet Lewis Warsh wrote that The Waste Land and Other Poems “embraces and distills ‘the bad dream’ and all ‘the muck’ of the recent past, but the momentum of this book is full speed ahead.”
 
Beer’s criticism has appeared in Verse, the Denver . . .

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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