Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. His chapbook, Remembrance, was published by Origami Condom Press. In addition, The Conquest of Somalia was published by Cervena Barva Press, The Dance of Hate was published by Calliope Nerve Media, Material Questions was published by Silkworms Ink, Dispossessed was published by Medulla Press, Mutilated Girls was published by Heavy Hands Ink, and Pavan and Other Poems was published by Indigo Mosaic. A collection of his poetry, Days of Destruction was published by Skive Press. Another collection, Expectations was published by Rogue Scholars Press, and Dawn in Cities is being published by Winter Goose Press. His novel, Acts of Defiance, is being published by Trestle Press, and Extreme Change is being published by Cogwheel Press. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.