NO DAY AT THE BEACH by John Brehm John Brehm’s latest collection, No Day at the Beach, is forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin Press. The Gettysburg Review published “Swifts,” one of the poems featured in the collection, in the Winter 2013 issue. No Day at the Beach observes loneliness, the magnetic pull of the past, and the grace that is found in immersion in the present. The poems are electric with Brehm’s trademark self-deprecating wit, unflinching honesty, and sparkling language. Author Fred Muratori states that “No Day at the Beach navigates a world that is by turns tragic, ironic, absurd, stunning, and unpredictably hilarious. In these wise, uncommonly empathetic poems, Brehm proves himself to be a true wit for our time.” John Brehm is the author of Sea of Faith and Help Is on the Way, and the editor of The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy. He currently teaches for Mountain Writers Series and Literary Arts in Portland, Oregon.