Temporal Dreams Press Release

Temporal Dreams

by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Temporal Dreams is a poetry collection that explores the complex, conflicted world we live in, with all the temptations and demands for material things. The poems present images and problems as we try to fit into our increasingly confusing society

Always a pleasure to read your work – The Avalon Literary Review

Your poems engage readers – Versewrights

A pleasure to read your work – Ink In Tears

I enjoyed reading your poems – Wax Poetry & Art International

Temporal Dreams is a 118 page poetry book in paperback at $10.99, ISBN 978-1789422719 and the kindle version is $5.16. Published by Wordcatcher Publishing as part of their Modern Poetry Series. Now available through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy contact:
david@wordcatcher.com

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Temporal-Dreams-Wordcatcher-Modern-Poetry/dp/178942271X/

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn’t earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. 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 and his published books include 26 poetry collections, 10 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 1 collection of his one-act plays. Published poetry books include:  Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings, The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker (Winter Goose Publishing. Forthcoming: Learning Curve and Ignition Point). Blossoms of Decay, Expectations, Blunt Force, Transitions, Mortal Coil and Temporal Dreams (Wordcatcher Publishing, Forthcoming: Redemption Value and Fractional Disorder). Earth Links and Too Harsh For Pastels (Cyberwit Publishing. Forthcoming: Severance). His novels include a series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’: Call to Valor, Crumbling Ramparts and Raise High the Walls (Gnome on Pig Productions). Acts of Defiance, Flare Up and Still Defiant (Wordcatcher Publishing. Forthcoming: Until the Bell and Pirate Spring). Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. State of Rage(Cyberwit Publishing). His short story collections include: A Glimpse of Youth(Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories (Wordcatcher Publishing). The Republic of Dreams and other essays (Gnome on Pig Productions). The Big Match and other one act plays (Wordcatcher Publishing, Forthcoming: Collected Plays of Gary Beck Volume 1 and Four Plays by Moliere – Translated and Directed by Gary Beck). Plays of Aristophanes will be published by Cyberwit Publishing. Gary lives in New York City.
 
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The Big Match Review – Rhonda McClam

The Big Match and other one act plays, written by Gary Beck, is a book that I highly recommend! Here is a quick list and some comments about the plays that stood out the most to me:

Clown Show is one of my favorite one act plays because I enjoyed having the links to it so I could go on YouTube to see the play acted out in performance. Beck’s point of view seems to question, have “clowns” have lost their significance? Clowns reflect a brighter side of life- one that is shaped by positive forces. In reality, we have traded laughter and imagination for an infatuation with complex social, emotional and political issues. My impression of ‘The Clown Show’ was we as a society have a strong need- to laugh; to be creative; to be happy and love one another in the midst of a changing world that is often filled with negative distractions. The Clown Show represents the age of innocence and a brighter side of the character of humanity. Some of today’s youth would rather focus their energy on playing video games and watching television. Videos and shows filled with the most negativity gets the most hits. With the free-for-all of data at our fingertips, the biggest match is between our old selves and the new direction of today’s society. With the continued path of written, visual negativity flowing through the world, we may miss the chance to get lost in the wonders of life- like going to see the circus or clowns perform. It is that simple yet a huge fight for humanity!

Let’s take a look at the concept and principles of clowns and clown shows. Clowns tend to be nonverbal, yet with their facial expressions, movements, props and gestures, tend to “say” a lot. Additionally, clown shows have always been associated with laughing and having fun at the circus. Movies like “It”, the influx of digital and social media, as well as video games have given individuals an exciting and fast-paced lifestyle. Clowns have lost their significance yet represent an innocence that can never really be lost! If it were true along with it, goes the imagination and desire to be creative. The skill it takes to entertain people as a clown is an art form that will not ever die out for at the essence of a clown show is the energy of the spirit – something that can win over the ego!

It takes a great skill to synthesize multiple ideas into an one act play. “The Big Match” really represents a microcosm of the state of our society as are most of Beck’s one act plays. Imagine… a world where we continue to expose our young people to different ways to be naturally creative, while still embracing technology? That’s why “clowns” or symbols of fun and happiness in life must be preserved before we lose ourselves completely to machines and politics.

Art is Long made me realize how deeply a person’s interests and personality can contribute to the type of art that they buy. From this play, I learned quickly that art can be faked and many times even the art “experts” can’t really tell the difference between authentic art or a phony. That’s why it is important to purchase from an art dealer who is reputable. Beck skillfully takes on multiple perspectives with a duality of personalities. I never knew a writer could make so many statements about life in short plays. “Art is long” is the type of one-act play with a message that is not explicitly stated- it’s incredibly thought provoking pertaining to the complexities of issues, however, Beck is subtle at times so that the seriousness of comedy is revealed while you laugh.

Another play that strongly resonated with me was “The Big Match” where the protagonist tends to submit quickly to her emotionally toxic husband. It seems like the more passive she is, the more he shows the negative aspects of his personality. We can easily be drawn into her “nice-nasty” attitude because as is with some misunderstandings, if the other person took a moment to listen intently to what was being said, one would realize that it was just a battle of the ego. This play resonated with me because I often question how different life can be if we take ego out of the scenario and show love which is understanding.

The Chess Match was another example of man’s rage against the machine- or against oneself! In this play, the main character is willing to lose all he owns as he goes way out of control trying to prove himself in a similar manner that the man and his wife went at each other’s throat in “The Big Match”.

In these one-act plays, Beck is making bold assertions and challenging the human ego to expand itself and grow!

Mortal Coil Review – Godfrey Logan – Chicago Record Magazine

 
Mortal Coil is the man with the microphone and loud speaker in Times Square or State street in Chicago. The end is near. “Symptoms of disease course through the body politic, Ambition and greed.” Mortal Coil is the conscience of the people without being partisan. The drip of derision
in “Sterner Stuff.” ‘Their combined efforts got me mega yachts. Trophy wives. All the treasure money can buy. Mortal Coil is a call to arms but a weariness pervades and stunts those movements. A read for every Labor Day.

Raise High the Walls Press Release

Raise High the Walls
Book III of the series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’

by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

General Sam Hanson, U.S. Marine Corps now National Security Advisor to President Plant with the support of his comrades and loyal subordinates starts rebuilding America’s place in the world; Canada and Mexico first. Hanson organizes a search for threatening nuclear material in the homeland and finds some in the Pakistan Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Iranian Mission in New York City and he forces their removal.

On a friendship building trip to Nicaragua al-Qaeda terrorists incite the locals to attack the Vice-President’s and Secretary of State’s convoy. Hanson leads a desperate defense and they are rescued after suffering terrible casualties. Hanson and his comrades are determined to protect their country as they face the ongoing war on terror.

Raise High the Walls is a 370 page paperback with a retail price of $13.80 ISBN 9781794766594 also in a Kindle version for $5.99 published by Gnome on Pig Productions. Available now through all major retailers. For info or to request a review copy contact:

alexisallinson@gnomeonpigproductions

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Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn’t earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. 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 and his published books include 23 poetry collections, 7 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 1 collection of his one-act plays. Published poetry books include:  Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings, The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker (Winter Goose Publishing. Forthcoming is Learning Curve); Blossoms of Decay, Expectations, Blunt Force, Transitions and Mortal Coil(Wordcatcher Publishing, forthcoming is Temporal Dreams) Earth Links(Cyberwit Publishing: forthcoming Too Harsh For Pastels). His novels include a series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’: Call to Valor, Crumbling Ramparts and Raise High the Walls (Gnome on Pigs Productions). Acts of Defiance, Flare Up and Still Defiant (Wordcatcher Publishing: forthcoming is Pirate Spring). Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. State of Rage will be published by Cyberwit Publishing. His short story collections include: A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories(Wordcatcher Publishing). The Republic of Dreams and other essays (Gnome on Pig Productions). The Big Match and other one act plays (Wordcatcher Publishing, Forthcoming: Collected Plays of Gary Beck Vol 1). Gary lives in New York City.
 

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Too Harsh For Pastels Press Release

Too Harsh For Pastels

by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

These poems will help us to better understand the poet’s creative aspirations, the delicate and subtle felicity of expression. The poems reveal an impressive intensity of experience, as well as the breadth and vigor of imagination.

We were impressed with your work – Credo Espoir

Your poems are a wonderful contribution – Vox Poetica

We loved the poems from Too Harsh For Pastels – BlogNostics

Too Harsh For Pastels is a 100 page poetry book in paperback with a price of $15.00 ISBN 9389690226, through Cyberwit Publishing. The Kindle version is $2.99 Available through all major retailers. For  information or to request a review copy, c0ntact: cyberwit@gmail.com

https://www.amazon.com/Too-Harsh-Pastels-Gary-Beck/dp/9389690226/

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as anart dealer when he couldn’t earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. 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 and his published books include 25 poetry collections, 9 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 1 collection of his one-act plays. Published poetry books include:  Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings, The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker (Winter Goose Publishing. Forthcoming: Learning Curve and Ignition Point). Blossoms of Decay, Expectations, Blunt Force, Transitions and Mortal Coil (Wordcatcher Publishing, Forthcoming: Temporal Dreams and Redemption Value). Earth Links and Too Harsh For Pastels (Cyberwit Publishing: Forthcoming Severance). His novels include a series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’: Call to Valor, Crumbling Ramparts and Raise High the Walls (Gnome on Pigs Productions). Acts of Defiance, Flare Up and Still Defiant (Wordcatcher Publishing. Forthcoming: Until the Bell and Pirate Spring). Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. State of Rage will be published by Cyberwit Publishing. His short story collections include: A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories(Winter Goose Publishing) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories(Wordcatcher Publishing). The Republic of Dreams and other essays (Gnome on Pig Productions). The Big Match and other one act plays (Wordcatcher Publishing, Forthcoming: Collected Plays of Gary Beck Vol 1). Gary lives in New York City.
 
Cyberwit Publishing seeks to publish the best in poetry from novices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries. www.cyberwit.net  

Desperate Seeker Press Release

 Desperate Seeker
A poetry collection by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Desperate Seeker is a poetry collection that uncovers the anger, fear and horror that resounds in the powerful struggle of existence

These poems are excellent – Page & Spine

Thanks for letting us share your poetry with the world – Rhetoric Askew

Captures the personal loss at the cost of modern life – Indian Periodical Magazine

A great selection of work – The Stare’s Nest

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082V3F6ZL/

Desperate Seeker is a 104 page poetry collection. Available in paperback with a retail price of $11.99. ISBN 9781941058961, the kindle edition is $5.99. Published by Winter Goose Publishing. Available now through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy, contact:
jessica@wintergoosepublishing.com

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as an art dealer when he couldn’t earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. 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 and his published books include 24 poetry collections, 7 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 1 collection of his one-act plays. Published poetry books include:  Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings, The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker (Winter Goose Publishing, forthcoming Learning Curve); Blossoms of Decay, Expectations, Blunt Force, Transitions and Mortal Coil (Wordcatcher Publishing, forthcoming are Temporal Dreams and Redemption Value) Earth Links (Cyberwit Publishing: forthcoming Too Harsh For Pastels). His novels include a series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’: Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pigs Productions, forthcoming is the third in the series, Raise High the Walls). Acts of Defiance, Flare Up and Still Defiant (Wordcatcher Publishing: forthcoming is Pirate Spring). Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. State of Rage will be published by Cyberwit Publishing. His short story collections include: A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories (Wordcatcher Publishing). The Republic of Dreams and other essays (Gnome on Pig Productions). The Big Match and other one act plays (Wordcatcher Publishing. Forthcoming: Collected Plays of Gary Beck Vol 1). Gary lives in New York City.


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Still Defiant Press Release

Still Defiant

by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

The Pierce family took a disadvantaged youth for the summer, Steve Genelli and he and Randy became lifelong friends. They played junior tennis, had adventures and went to Yale. Randy protested the Vietnam War, while Steve joined the Marine Corps. An explosion in an underground bomb factory sent Randy into hiding with Steve in the East Village. They worked at a local community center, had a rent strike with their slum landlord and were evicted by the police. They worked with homeless youth, until some of the kids got into trouble and forced the program to end. Randy and Steve resolved to find another way to work with homeless youth.

Still Defiant is a 318page novel in paperback with a price of $11.99 ISBN 9781789422696. Published by Wordcatcher Publishing. The Kindle version is $5.25 Now available through all major retailers. For  information or to request a review copy, contact: 
david@wordcatcher.com

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Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn’t earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. 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 and his published books include 23 poetry collections, 7 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 1 collection of his one-act plays. Published poetry books include:  Dawn in CitiesAssault on NatureSongs of a ClerkCivilized WaysDisplaysPerceptionsFault LinesTremorsPerturbationsRude AwakeningsThe Remission of Order and Contusions (Winter Goose Publishing, forthcoming is Desperate Seeker); Blossoms of DecayExpectationsBlunt ForceTransitions and Mortal Coil(Wordcatcher Publishing, forthcoming is Temporal Dreams) Earth Links (Cyberwit Publishing: forthcoming Too Harsh For Pastels). His novels include a series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’: Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pigs Productions, forthcoming is the third in the series, Raise High the Walls)Acts of DefianceFlare Up and Still Defiant (Wordcatcher Publishing), forthcoming Pirate Spring). 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) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories (Wordcatcher Publishing). The Republic of Dreams and other essays (Gnome on Pig Productions). The Big Match and other one act plays.(Wordcatcher Publishing). Gary lives in New York City.

Wordcatcher Publications. Indie publisher – born in Wales, serving the world. Authors are at the heart of everything – without their words we’d have nothing to publish.  https://wordcatcher.com