by Madeleine Beckman, June 15, 2015
Madeleine Beckman's Hyacinths from the Wreckage, her third book of poetry, is a glittering collection that embraces body and place, and the constantly changing geography of an emotional landscape. The language of these poems wrenches, arouses recognition and empathy, and, finally, sings a persuasive song with the promise of renewal. This is a book of sensual revelation, a journey through intersecting emotions of desire, strife, sorrow, and laughter. Beckman's poems are fierce, vividly alive, and filled with passionate energy. She writes about love and loss in an original and startling way.
by Madeleine Beckman, April 2015
No Roadmap, No Brakes, Madeleine Beckman's second poetry collection, continues her Indy 500 ride through the heart, the body, and places near and far. Remembrance fuels her poems' hairpin turns - and we always end up someplace unexpected.
by Madeleine Beckman, May 25, 2013
"What if an impressionistic nude leapt from her gold frame to become the quintessential millennium woman? Surely it would be the poet Madeleine Beckman who would give her voice. Dead Boyfriends anatomizes romance in the luxurious, but changing, details of moonlight and daylight. Wryly resigned, experienced but undaunted -- and always irrepressible -- Beckman is the direct inheritor of a grand female sensualist tradition." - Molly Peacock
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