Picknick, " "Brauwolke" and "As a Wife Has a Cough" demonstrates the extent to which Beyer's thoughts on Benn and jazz affect his own writing of poetry.
What connects these and other unnamed persons, such as the aforementioned poetic "I" in "Ein Photorealismus, Picknick," is their gaze--this links them to the outside world, but also signals distance and the absence of direct, meaningful interactions with others.
anaconda, android, asteroid, barbecue, belles-lettres, beverage, bob, boggle, caboose, caravan, catchup, master of ceremonies, chaos, condescension, cretin, dandy, debacle, dilettante, duds, egoist, empiricism, escapade, evolve, fossil, freethinker, gnome, guitar, hypochondriac, imbecility, jungle, junk, kickshaw, luscious, museum, nest, onanism, overseer, pagoda, picknick
, poker, Polynesia, pragmatist, prestigious, pudenda, rendezvous, soothsaying, stateswoman, text-book, ticket, Yankee.
She has worked as a dramaturg and as a journalist, and has published two books: a collection of short prose, Picknick
der Friseure (The hairdressers' picnic, 1996), for which she was awarded the Aspekte Prize, and a novel, Pigafetta (1999).