The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks

The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks

Bagley Wright Lecture Series

by Joshua Beckman

Published by: Wave Books

Imprint: Wave Books

240 Pages, 6.00 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781940696423
  • Published: May 2018

$25.00

During 2014, Wave Books editor Joshua Beckman traveled around the country giving lectures on poetry. Collected here as two books in conversation—and inaugurating Wave’s Bagley Wright Lecture Series publications—these talks provide a rare and unique insight into a deeply literary life. In The Lives of the Poems, Beckman offers three variations of the same talk that—through repetition and adjustment, a sort of echolocating—illuminate the intimate experience of making a particular set of poems. In Three Talks, he explores the fluid social dynamics of poetry as it lives between readers, poems, and books.