He won the first annual Honickman / APR book award and has published two books of poems, 1998's Things are Happening, and the more recent Things I Expected To Be Different.
A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Beckman was the editor of the short-lived literary magazine Object Lesson, which served as inspiration for subsequent literary and artistic publishing ventures.
Things Are Happening (1998)
Something I Expected to Be Different (2001)
Nice Hat. Thanks. (with Matthew Rohrer, 2002)
Your Time Has Come (2004)