A Carolina Valentine
A Poetry Reading by Jeffery Beam Celebrating 35 Years at UNC
Jeffery Beam, who recently retired after 35 years of service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill libraries, will return to campus Feb. 9 to read from his poetry and sign copies of two new special publications of his work.
“A Carolina Valentine: A Poetry Reading by Jeffery Beam Celebrating 35 Years at UNC” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Historic Playmakers Theatre on Cameron Avenue. A reception and book-signing will follow immediately in the Anne Queen Faculty Commons of the nearby Campus Y.
The event, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Friends of the Library, the Employee Forum, and the Bull’s Head Bookshop, is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for donation to the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina.
Two new publications by Beam will be released Feb. 9, a reprint of his 1990 chapbook “Midwinter Fires” in the ReBound Series and a limited hand-printed handmade paper edition of Beam’s poem sequence “MountSeaEden” from his 2010 book Gospel Earth.