Fractional Disorder Review by LB Sedlacek
The mechanics of existence fall into these
frank but rich poems in this new collection
by Beck. He has a marvelous ear for
verse, layers of meaning behind each one.
There is a clear sense of emotion combined
with a sensitive ear for language.
From his poem “Borders”:
“I crossed the Rio Grande / late one night /
escorted by the coyote / who wanted my
body / as much as my money.”
Lines like those tear at your soul, heart,
and seep into your brain. He’s not afraid
to write what everyone may be thinking
but not saying out loud.
From his poem “Tendencies”:
“First factories went abroad / then jobs
followed, / capitalists / only concerned
with profit, / luxurious life, / forget the
toilers / who do the labor / that keep
things running.” Beck puts it out there
in his poems, each page a glimpse into
his world view, and maybe yours too.