Into the charged atmosphere of the lead-up to the U.S. election comes Gary Beck's new collection of poetry. Perceptionsis unapologetically political, examining hot button topics that don't shy away from modern concerns, but rather examines them head-on in a straightforward, narrative style. Mr. Beck's message is seldom hidden, but is presented at the forefront of each poem--these are words meant to inform, to awaken.
I read a lot - depending on my writing schedule, I can usually read about a book a day. Some of the books are fantastic and I would love to recommend to everyone - some, not so much. Either way, I thought I would share a few thoughts on what I'm reading at the moment.