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Voices of War published by Atlantean Publishing

Voices of War
A chapbook by
Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Voices of War is a poetry chapbook that examines different periods of war from the perspective of the foot soldier who rises in the ranks through bravery and daring. Like most wars, these do not end well for the warriors who strive with all their might to prevail, but in the end fail.

Voices of War is a poetry chapbook published by Atlantean Publishing. The price is £3, £6 outside the U.K. Payable by Paypal or Sterling Check. For orders Contact DJ Tyrer at atlanteanpublishing@hotmail.com.

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. He has 14 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing) The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decayand Expectations (Wordcatcher Publishing). Blunt Force will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pigs Productions). As part of the continuing series, ‘Stand to Arms Marines’, Gnome on Pigs Productions will publish the third book in the series, Raise High the Walls. Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). Acts of Defiance will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing.  Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories(Winter Goose Publishing). Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

 

Atlantean Publishing is an established British small press, publishing short fiction, poetry and some non-fiction pieces, run since 1996 by its founding editor DJ Tyrer. It produces several regular ‘zines and an increasing variety of other publications in a distinctive ‘no-frills’ style, featuring a wide range of authors and contributors from the UK and elsewhere, the small-press scene and beyond.               

http://atlanteanpublishing.blogspot.com

Cathy Porter’s review of “Rude Awakenings”

Rude Awakenings

By: Gary Beck

Winter Goose Publishing, 2018

Review by: Cathy Porter

Being called prolific can be deceiving; on one hand, it can mean an abundance of quality work. On the other, it can signal an artist/writer who is putting out an abundance of work – period.

Gary Beck is the former. He is prolific, producing an abundance of quality work.

In his latest collection, Rude Awakenings, Gary goes inward, focusing more on personal thoughts and relationships. From ‘Random Fragments”: “although I know mortality/ I never think it’s meant for me.” A truly personal, yet universal, sentiment. There is also a nice use of rhyme in some of the poems, such as “As You Grow, Stranger,” “Ode to Myself” and “Doomed Children”, citing a few examples, as well as a great example of how to compose an emblematic poem — along with another fine use of rhyme — in “Trickle Down Effect.” Love and eroticism are given their due in the poems ‘Love Song” and “Clinging” – poems that tackle the complexity of love and loss, such as these lines from “Clinging”: “her long body/curled on the tired sheet/ licked my hand with her softness/ but promised no tomorrows” – an excellent example of the complexity of loving someone, but knowing they are never truly “yours” forever.

Many of the poems center around New York City, which makes sense as the poet is based in New York, and have a nice, smooth feeling of a city brimming with fears and desires, but never losing hope, even in the midst of chaos and pain. The collection ends with “Random Fragments” – the poem mentioned earlier – a mash-up of sorts, with a great line in the middle that should be a chill-out lesson for the world today: “cigarettes are discouraged/but sex is encouraged.” Not a bad way to ease the stress of a world overflowing with anger. In all, a collection that is diverse, yet stays true to its core message that truth, hope, and love do not have to be strangers.

Clown Show
A Play

Written and Directed by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

‘Clown Show’ is a play about the struggle of two clowns to bring joy. Koko and Pipi test the patience of the theatre manager as they prepare to do their show for adults and kiddies. They worry that in the age of smartphones and texting the children won’t be as responsive to live performance as they used to be. But they are determined to use their talents and skills to bring delight to the audience.

Featuring:
Koko………….Angela Madden
Mr. Barker…………….Dan Snow
Pipi…………………Nancy Beck

An evening of one acts at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre
17 W. 45th St., NYC

Friday June 15th, 6:30 P.M.
Saturday June 16th, 6:30 P.M.

Tickets $20

Information: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Bios:

Angela Madden
has performed in nearly eighty plays over the past thirty years. She has worked mostly in Repertory Ensemble theater companies, beginning in Houston, TX with Stages Theater, and moved to NYC where she first began as a theater artist member of the American Shakespeare Repertory and went on to become a member of the Jean Cocteau Repertory. Favorite shows she performed in include “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Night & Day”, “Fat Men In Skirts”, “Medea”, “Angels In America,” and many others. Angela is also Co-Founder of the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble where she wrote, directed and performed her one woman show “CEO & Cinderella.”

Nancy Beck
has spent most of her adult life as an actor, performing the classics and new plays Off-Broadway. She is also a teaching artist for children and adults. Her writing was published in the chapbook “Last Tree Standing” and in the NY Writers Coalition publications “The Hidden Chorus” and “The Moving Pen.” When not creating episodes for her weblog novel, and exploring new directions in multi-media participatory art, Nancy is creating internet applications in New York City.

Dan Snow
has appeared in productions of Sidewalks Theater, La MAMA, Soho Rep, Jean Cocteau, Brooklyn Stage Company, Phoenix Rep, American Players Theater, The Public Theater and Lincoln Center. On scree he created the villainous ‘Cigar Face’ in all four Toxic Avenger films. He is the author of a full-length screen play ‘Fruit Jars’, which received honorable mention in various competitions around the country. His original one man show ‘W.E.B. Dubois: Prophet in Limbo’ is on permanent display in the Lincoln Center Library of Theater and Film on Tape.

Playwrite/Director Gary Beck
has had a long career as a director of the classics and his own plays. He directed cycles of Aristophanes, Sophocles, Moliere, Restoration comedy and works from other periods for 20 years as Artistic Director of Sidewalks Theatre. His plays and translations have been produced Off-Broadway and widely published. He has more than 25 books of poetry and fiction published.

New Chapbook ‘Internet Yearnings’ Released

Internet Yearnings
A chapbook by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Internet Yearnings is a chapbook that reveals the need for relief from the afflictions that assail us in a complicated society.

Internet Yearnings is a 32 page poetry chapbook published by Fowlpox Press. ISBN 978-1-927593-69-1. The price is E3.60. For info contact: virgilkay@gmail.com. For sales http://fowlpoxpress.yolasite.com/

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. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing) The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay (Wordcatcher Publishing) Blunt Force and Expectations will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). State of Rage will be published by Rainy Day Reads Publishing, Crumbling Ramparts by Gnome on Pigs Productions. His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications) and. Now I Accuse and other stories will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Fowlpox Press
Our publishing house was established in 2011, following the demise of our previous incantation, Continuous Now, and a dare from a Delhi haute couture insider. We publish new, used, and salvaged poets through our quarterly, Fowl Feathered Review, and our chapbooks. Both the quarterly and chapbooks are available in electronic and print form.

Press Release for My New Poetry Book “Rude Awakenings”

Rude Awakenings
A poetry collection by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Can an artist achieve the American dream without compromising creativity? Can lovers navigate the search of their desires while mourning the loss of past connection? And if the disillusioned accept our world of empty promises, don’t we all lose when that fire burns out? Poet Gary Beck masterfully approaches serious questions of human integrity, as well as the small odd moments our realities may share, in his brilliant new collection, Rude Awakenings.

We love your poems – Orchards Poetry

Wonderful work – Panoplyzine

Imagery and emotion that felt unique yet universal – Paradise Review

Rude Awakenings is a 112 page poetry collection. Available in paperback with a retail price of $11.99. ISBN 1941058809, and a kindle edition for $4.99. Published by Winter Goose Publishing. Available now through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy, contact:
jessica@wintergoosepublishing.com
https://www.amazon.com/Rude-Awakenings-Gary-Beck/dp/1941058809/

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. He has 12 published chapbooks and 2 accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing). The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay and Expectations (Wordcatcher Publishing). Blunt Force will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). State of Rage will be published by Rainy Day Reads Publishing, Crumbling Ramparts by Gnome on Pigs Productions and Acts of Defiance by Wordcatcher Publishing. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications) and. Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing). Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City where he’ll be directing one of his plays.

Winter Goose Publishing is an independent publisher founded in 2011. We are a royalty-paying publisher dedicated to putting out the best literature in prose, poetry and art; covering a variety of genres. For more information go to: www.wintergoosepublishing.com