Something I Expected to be Different

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Verse Press, 2001 - Literary Collections - 67 pages
4 Reviews

Of Beckman's follow-up collection to his APR-Honickman award winning first book, Tomaz Salamun writes: "There are no similarities with Apollinaire or Ginsberg, except with what they were doing to Time while they were young." The contemplative poems of this collection unfurl in startling and beautiful new ways.

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User Review  - Chris Schaeffer - Goodreads

One of several fine books bought at Ada Book in Providence in late May, 2010. I feel good just typing that, very nostalgic, gosh. Read full review

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User Review  - Tony R - Goodreads

Is "Block Island" the best long poem of our generation? Yes. I think so. Yep. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including The Inside of an Apple (Wave Books, 2013), Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, 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 Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaž Šalamun, 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. He lives in Seattle and New York.

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