Jeffery Beam, Midwinter Fires

Midwinter Fires. Number Six in the Seven Kitchens Press ReBound Series. Originally published by French Broad Press in 1990; re-released in a fresh, new edition.

Published: December 27, 2011 [125 copies]
14 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-9839292-2-2

Jeffery Beam is the author of over twenty works of poetry & musical collaboration, including Gospel Earth, The Beautiful Tendons, What We Have Lost, Visions of Dame Kind, Life of the Bee (with Lee Hoiby), An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold, The Fountain, & The Lord of Orchards: Jonathan Williams at 80 (with Richard Owens). A limited edition MountSeaEden is due this spring from Chester Creek Press, & a new collection, The Broken Flower is forthcoming from Skysill Press. Beam is also a botanical librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill and poetry editor of Oyster Boy Review. He resides in Hillsborough, NC. 


Let’s make a fire
to cure poison 
We’ll smolder a log 
shoulder sorrows away
in brass buckets
                                              of ash 
                  Luck will be ours
                  The singing flint within us
Embers glowing

Please click here for more information on Jeffery and his poems.

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