Life List: Poems (Paperback)
2020 Montana Book Award Honor Book.
2021 Spur Award Finalist.
Includes an introduction by J. Drew Lanham, author of Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts and more than 20 original monotypes by Montana Artist Storrs Bishop.
"What is the soul if not the sum of the flights of a thousand birds?"
A kind of field guide in poetry, Life List pays tribute to the birds that have flown through Beaudin's years of watching and listening, through his "vain attempts to render in language the precarious circumstances of being alive." With a sharp critique of environmental, social and political issues, along with haunting ruminations on loss, love and the passing of time, these poems fill the skies with a feathered grace.