Lawrence Beck


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:

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A Dash Of Bitters

Antidepressant notwithstanding, I see nothing
Wrong with trudging humorlessly down the
Street. Enthusiasms aren't for me, so, as you
Vomit flights of fancy, rapt words wrapped in
Incoherence, stars and lilacs, all that shit, I'll
Turn from you and walk away, or, if you choose
To wave the flag, I'll sneer. Bend over, Uncle
Sam, and get what you've been dishing out.
A rotten nation, rife with guns, should give

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