Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gary Beck - One Poem

Curtain Call

Broadway show
open and close
rarely making an impact
on the general public,
more and more immersed
in social media,
computer effects movies
diluting the impact
of live theater,
foolishly competing
with hi-tech cinema,
stage emotions mistrusted
by commercial producers
nurtured on twitter.

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. 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.

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