Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. Published chapbooks include: Remembrance (Origami Condom Press); The Conquest of Somalia (Cervena Barva Press); and The Dance of Hate (Calliope Nerve Media). Poetry collections include Days of Destruction (Skive Press); Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press); and Dawn in Cities (Winter Goose Publishing). His novel Extreme Change was published by Cogwheel Press. His original plays and play translations have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.