Readings & Lectures

Joshua Beckman: "Friendship, Porousness, and the Intimate Experience of Poetry"


Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended Hampshire College. An editor at Wave Books, he is the author of Things Are Happening (1998), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Award, Something I Expected to Be Different (2001), Your Time Has Come (2001), Shake (2006), and Take It (2009). Beckman co-edited State of the Union: 50 Political Poems (2008), an anthology of political poems, with Matthew Zapruder. He has also translated poems by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Tomaž Šalamun. He lives in Seattle and in Brooklyn, New York.

Co-sponsored with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series

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The day before this event, on Wednesday, May 21 from 12:30PM–1:30PM, Joshua Beckman will give an afternoon reading at the Poetry Foundation. Bring your lunch to an afternoon reading in our performance space. For more information, go to the event link.

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Thursday, May 22nd, 7:00 PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free Admission