Poet Jeffery Beam
What We Have Lost: New & Selected Poems

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Cover art by David Terry, © 2001.
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A two enhanced CD compilation from Green Finch Press

One of five finalists 2003 Audie Award in Poetry, Audio Publishers Association

May the tides of "fashion" be cursed so that the true note can be heard.
—Hilda Morley

What a spirit he is. His poetry bedazzles.
—Marianne Gingher

Beam is one of North Carolina's polished jewels.
—Thomas Rain Crowe


Jeffery Beam's poems provide a wide range of pleasures. Herein find children's lullabies, love poems, minimalist flowers, surrealist rifts, metaphysical and spiritual excursions into the natural world, sexual adventure, medieval-inspired songs, and eastern infused lyrics. Chosen from two unpublished scripts, one work-in-progress, and nine published works, these poems explore the relationship between the physical and the spiritual through natural history, the vagaries of love and attraction, myth, dream, perennial philosophy, and the senses.

Enhanced by multimedia through the visual art of Dürer, James McGarrell, Baron Von Gloeden, Andrea del Sarto, Ippy Patterson, David Terry, and others; complemented by video clips of readings, artist portraits, essays by and about the poet, review excerpts, poem texts, and original compositions by Oboist and composer Bo Newsome; see why poet Kenny Fries in The San Francisco Bay Times declared Beam's work "an essential antidote to our time."

This CD contains audio tracks playable in a standard audio system as well as multimedia playable on a personal computer. IBM and Mac compatible.


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What We Have Lost: New & Selected Poems
Written and performed by Jeffery Beam
Multimedia Design & Production by Huong Ngo
Graphics by David Terry
Packaging Design & Production by Dave Wofford of Horse & Buggy Press
Video Clip Digitization by Bill Via
Sound Recording & Production by Hubert Deans, Snow Hill Music
Orginal music by Bo Newsome
Performed by Bo Newsome, oboe; Virginia Ewing Hudson, cello; Daniel Shaughnessy, violin; Jim Williams, clarinet
Music Recording by The Rubber Room

For more information, contact Jeffery Beam at:
Green Finch Press, 3212 Arthur Minnis Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278

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Last updated: August 17, 2009