Biography of Lawrence Beck
My advice to anyone reading one of my poems: read it so quickly as you can the first time through. Since I write in a rush, my melody will become most evident if you read in a rush.
I have a web site, www.lawrencebeck.net, which contains more of my recent poems than the 50 I leave up here. I refresh this site every other month.
Alas, I must add this: if you write to me asking me to read your poems, I may, but I will not comment on them. I am very sick of numbers hogs who troll through a day's list of contributing poets, and ask each one to read his or her poem. If you write well, someone may notice and comment. If you browbeat people into reading your poetry, the comments you receive are worth nothing.
Lawrence Beck's Works:
- A Moral Victory
- A Voyage, Part One
- A Voyage, Part Two
- Almost Downtown
- Any Guy in Any Bar in Any Suburb
- Aural Effluent
- Beast Confronts Computer
- Can't Stop Thinking About Colleen
- Continuing Education
- Cynicism Isn't Always Realism
- Dinner with the In-Laws
- Downtown, Saturday Afternoon
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I go out at night, sometimes, but that's all.
I'm otherwise in, in my house, in my car,
In the place where I work, which has very
Few windows. I don't like the sun or the
Washed-out white sky, and I don't like
To talk to my neighbors. They're smug,
As if all they enjoy they obtained for
Themselves, and, if others face troubles,
They're what they deserve. I am here for