A Bee Garden
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 6.03" x 9.05"
Publication Date: Apr 01, 2013
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
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.