Forceful and pacey Blunt Force attacks large, complex issues, growing in anger and momentum as it progresses.
In his new work, Gary Beck takes aim at capitalist greed, corporate ruthlessness, and the decay of the American dream. His anger at the morality and hypocrisy of war, simmers under the surface of his poetry, the broken system it perpetuates and the abandonment of the American people by their leaders.
Clear and punchy, it is now without a more thoughtful look at the struggles of Nature against man, a war of another kind. Blunt Force is one man’s protest and makes for a compelling read.
Blunt Force is a 108 page poetry collection in paperback with a retail price of $10.99. ISBN 1912056364 and also in a Kindle version for $5.99. Published through Wordcatcher Publishing. Available now through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy, contact: email@example.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 Decay,Expectations and Blunt Force (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 and Flare Up 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.
Howard F. Stein would like to share with you the good news that I have a new book of poetry just published. It is called Centre and Circumference, and is published in New York by MindMend Publishing. It contains about 100 poems together with wonderful artwork by Sandra Indig.
For the past year, Frank Sikora has been working with a group of Canadian and American authors on an anthology of short stories. Many of these stories have won awards and have been published either online or in print. This anthology is a diverse collection of fiction from literary to romantic to speculative and fantasy.
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