Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and earned his BA from Hampshire College, where he studied poetry and the art of the book. His books of poetry include Nice Hat. Thanks. with Matthew Rohrer (Verse Press, 2002); Something I Expected to Be Different (2001); and Things Are Happening (1998), which was selected by Gerald Stern to receive the first American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Award. He has had work published in Harper's, Grand Street, and Massachusetts Review and has received fellowships from the Albee Foundation, the Millay Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Joshua Beckman has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Hampshire College. He lives in San Francisco.