Author(s): Emily Dobson
A first book from the writer who secured the 2005-6 Schaeffer Fellowship to Iowa University's Creative Writing Program.
"Childhood memories and the routines of beekeeping are interspersed among the incidents of immediate and extended family and the writer's own broadening independence... the poems are very assured and a joy to read." -James Brown.
The gentle pleasures and real dangers of the life of an apiarist are mixed in equal part in this debut collection of verse. The poems touch on the arts of raising bees, falling in love, and the stings - and sweetness - of family and growing up.