Richard Beban has an accomplished literary career spanning nearly five decades, first as a journalist, then as a screenwriter, and for the past 15 years as a poet. His books of poetry include What The Heart Weighs (Red Hen Press, 2004) and Young Girl Eating a Bird (Red Hen Press, 2006). His poetry has been published in more than 50 journals and magazines, and can be found in more than 25 anthologies. Mr. Beban has given hundreds of readings, having been invited to read in Berkeley, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Lewiston, Maine; and Paris, France. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and for the position of California Poet Laureate.
Richard Beban performed on September 3rd, 2008.