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Fault Lines
Title : Fault Lines
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ISBN : 9781941058558
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : None

There are cracks in our foundation. Undeniable fractures that divide society when we should be standing united. Poet Gary Beck returns with another collection that examines the disconnect, the unchallenged chaos, and the possible downfall of humanity. Much like his collections Civilized Ways and Perceptions, Fault Lines brings us through the delicate ups and downs of livesThere are cracks in our foundation. Undeniable fractures that divide society when we should be standing united. Poet Gary Beck returns with another collection that examines the disconnect, the unchallenged chaos, and the possible downfall of humanity. Much like his collections Civilized Ways and Perceptions, Fault Lines brings us through the delicate ups and downs of lives that will shape the future, and leads us down whichever path we ultimately allow.


Fault Lines Reviews

  • Stevan Nikolic

    If we accept the idea that, among many different classifications, poetry also can be classified as socially active and socially passive, Gary Beck poems definitely fall into the first category. In some eighty-eight poems, there is almost no social issue or concept of the modern American society and the world in general, that Beck didn’t tackle in his verses.Socially engaged poetry is not a novelty. It is as old as poetry itself. Nevertheless, readers usually expect from poets expressions of so [...]

  • Melissa Mendelson

    At The Intersection of the Fault LinesPoetry Book Review: FAULT LINES by Gary BeckReviewed by, Melissa R. MendelsonWe believe to live the ordinary life, encased by the ordinary world. The days grow shorter, and the nights grow longer. We worry over trivial and great issues, hoping for someone to come and ease our pain and suffering as we enter the dog eat dog world to make ends meet. It’s just an ordinary path that we walk surrounded by the daily drum of life, hounded by the horn-blowing motor [...]

  • Kathryn Haskins

    Review of “Fault Lines” by Gary BeckKathie HaskinsDec. 2, 2016“Fault Lines” by Gary Beck is a collection of poems that will slap you in the face, causing you to wake up, clear your foggy brain, and demand action. The words contained within should be taken in small doses, as these poems are depressingly powerful. Still, they must be read by anyone with a conscience who wants to see positive change in our society. The topics are relevant with regard to current events, such as politics, his [...]

  • Kiana Donae

    Poetry is personal. Each poet writes their reflection of the world around them, however real or imaginary.Social commentary. Social injustices. Social media quips. The destruction of USA's food supply. The author has definitely identified our "Fault Lines" and delivers his reflection on the things that are plaguing our world right now.I could relate to many of the authors views on social media and politics. I was even taught some things about the state of our food supply.I enjoyed most: The Info [...]

  • Jim Bennett

    A review is one person’s take on another’s work, and thus is personal and depends on background, expectations, and experience. So as always, do not let my star count override your judgement of content. More on the stars, counting, and my rating challenges later. Let’s get to the real stuff, Beck’s book.You will find some eighty-eight poems. Beck is a bit didactic, not surprising given the amount of social commentary present in this work. In more than one case I found myself wishing I’d [...]

  • Cathy Porter

    Review by Cathy PorterIn reading Gary Beck’s poetry collection Fault Lines, I was struck by the title of the first poem “Symphony of the City” – instantly drawing comparisons in my mind to the old Lovin’ Spoonful song “Summer in the City.” The scene is set for a harsh and troubling ride through a world that is changing as fast as we blink, and yet nothing has really changed at all. If you are looking for poems about nature or inspirational verse, this may not be the collection for [...]

  • Samantha

    This collection tackles the big issues in the world today – war, terrorism, politics, and homelessness, to name a few. And although at first the subject matter may sound a little grim, the poetry is so polished and satisfying to read. My personal favourite is ‘Symphony of the City’, which is the first poem in the book, and beautifully describes the sounds of urban life.Not only do the poems in this collection highlight the ‘fault lines’ of our modern world, but in doing so they serve t [...]

  • Aly

    I enjoyed this book of poems. It takes a look at humanity and the different aspects of it. If you look hard enough at anything you can see cracks. I think the book gave me some "food for thought". * I received this book from the author---this is my honest review*