A Box of Bees

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Victoria University Press, 2005 - Poetry - 47 pages
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Sexy and funny and sad in turn, A Box of Bees mixes family narratives and the art and science of beekeeping in an engaging, sensual first collection of poetry. These poems juxtapose gentle, sweet pleasures with very real dangers:

hed received thousands of stings.

Only a beekeeper
could have survived that many.

Other poems tell us of Emilys family and of growing up, of her travels and of falling in love; all with fondness, honesty and charm. An assured and confident debut, A Box of Bees won the 2004 Adam Foundation Prize.

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