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Book Review: Displays by Gary Beck

Gary Beck’s “Displays” is an important work of poetry in contemporary times of political, cultural, and social chaos that reflects eloquent abstractions and details of complex problems from a clear and insightful vantage point. 244 more words

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Gary Beck... Forgotten Myths

Forgotten Myths

The romance of the pirate

created by Hollywood,

a swashbuckling hero

winning bloodless battles,

capturing a Spanish beauty

who hated the barbarian,

then fell in love… 170 more words


Christmas Gift Ideas for the Poet on Your List

We asked our Issue Ten Poets for Christmas gift ideas and here is what they had to say.

from Darren Demaree

My Christmas List:

Black ink. 426 more words

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Poems by Gary Beck

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. 413 more words



I read the Times in the morning,

watch TV news each day,

a few magazines, Foreign Affairs,

may be slightly better informed

than the average citizen, 194 more words


Conditioned Response: A poetry book by Gary Beck

Gary Beck is back with yet another collection of poems called ‘Conditioned Response‘. ‘Conditioned Response’ reminds us that we are prepared by family, experience, government to react to the events that affect us in our daily lives, shaping our future, often without our consent. 206 more words


Gary Beck


We rush from day to day
in sickness and health
to work, play, war, death,
and do not enjoy the journey,
too intent on arrivals… 67 more words