Jeffery Beam is the author of nine books of poems, including The Fountain, Visions of Dame Kind, Light And Shadow: The Photographs of Claire Yaffa, and the recent An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold, which included a traveling exhibition that appeared at The Duke University Museum of Art and the NC Zoological Park, and was chosen as one of the ten outstanding books of 1999 by Independent Publisher magazine. An early collection, Submergences, was nominated for a 1997 American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Non-Fiction Book Award. His spoken-word and music album, What We Have Lost: New and Selected Poems 1977–2001 was released in 2002. Beam is Poetry Editor of Oyster Boy Review.
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