Mar 25, 2016
Since the early 2000s, Joshua Beckman has experimented with nature of performing poetry. He has traveled with gangs of poets around the country in a bus, reading in far-flung and unusual venues. He has written live improvisational collaborative poems and recently has given many one-on-one poetry readings. In this episode of The Organist, Ross Simonini speaks toÂ Beckman about the way he reads and writes his poetry aloud, his favorite poetry recordings,Â and the many poetsâ€”Lew Welch, Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeleyâ€”whose verbal and performative antics have inspired him.
Joshua Beckman's Poetry Mixtape
For The Organist, Joshua Beckman selected eight of his favorite audio recordings of poets performing their work aloud.
Banner image of Lew Welch appears via the Poetry Foundation.