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A Bee Garden

by Marilyn Gear Pilling

A Bee Garden



At the heart of this luminous collection, Pilling's fifth, is a searing sequence of poems tracing a family's grief at the suicide of a girl on the threshhold of womanhood: daughter, sister, niece, about-to-be-aunt. Yet in these, as in all of the poems, what comes through is a passionate affirmation of life, of beauty in the world, of human dignity and human compassion. Pilling's voice is warm, forgiving, and inclusive; her world becomes, briefly, ours.

Price: $18.00


Publication Date: April 1, 2013

ISBN: 9781770862616

Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 6" x 9"


POE011000 POETRY / Canadian

POE024000 POETRY / Women Authors

POE023010 POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss

POE023050 POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family


“I can’t think of a better metaphor for poetry (or, more particularly, its effect on readers) than the one at the heart of Marilyn Gear Pilling’s latest poetry collection.”

The New Quarterly

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