Affair of State - Gary Beck

Affair of State - Gary Beck

Heads of state gather

for civilized discussions

of barbaric crimes

that ravage the world.

Then they return home,

nothing resolved,

as the glib media

builds the delusion of hope,

while non-benevolent rulers

torment their people.




About the Author

GARY BECK has spent most of his adult life working as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater.

He has eleven published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press), Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, and many more. His novels include: Extreme Change(Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing) and Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions). His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. Beck's poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.