Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldnt make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks and more accepted for publication. 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 (Winter Goose Publishing). Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings and The Remission of Order (Winter Goose Publishing). Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications).His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing) and Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions).Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers) and State of Rage (Rainy Day Reads Publishing). His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth(Sweatshoppe Publications), and Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose 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.