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Libido Cafe Jul 31, 2008
Welcome to the Libido Café, where monkeys are welcome, the piano has been drinking, and the coffee is always perfect. In his second collection, Marck L. Beggs explores a wide range of poetic forms and subjects. From the formal structure of the sonnet to invented forms and linguistic experiments, from the vulgar to the salubrious, from the humorous to the offensive, the poet brings a new voice and a fresh sense of urgency to each poem. The result is a book which crosses genres and schools of poetry. Beggs's poems veer from the immediately accessible to the obscure; in a word: eclectic.
About the Poet
Marck L. Beggs earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver and his M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College. He teaches writing and literature at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he also serves as Dean of the Graduate School. The editor of the Arkansas Literary Forum, Beggs's first collection, Godworm, was published by Mellen Poetry in 1995. His poems have won numerous awards, including a 1997 Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council, and have been widely published in journals, including Adirondack Review, Arkansas Review, Denver Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, and Poet Lore.