Beckman, Joshua: Animal Days

Beckman, Joshua: Animal Days

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Wave Books, paperback

Publication Date: January 05, 2021

Publisher Marketing: Brilliantly assembled poetic fragments elucidate the undone and chaotic experiences surrounding a body in the midst of illness.

Enacting both the pain and heightened awareness of a body in crisis, Joshua Beckman's latest collection of carefully assembled poetic fragments seeks to elucidate the synthetic reality of being sick and being medicated. Written from inside of illness and gathered over several years, these fragments or moments invite readers to contemplate how the compromised body transforms our conceptions of selfhood and our sense of the world. With a sincere reaching curiosity, the poems present a record of daily experience, but with the constant undermining presence of decay, memory, and death.