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HONEYBEE by Trista Mateer


Goodreads Choice Award winning poet Trista Mateer "expertly exposes the intensity of first love" in this confessional collection of poetry.

Perfect for fans of Caroline Kaufman, Atticus, Clementine von Radics, Nina LaCour, Adam Silvera, and Becky Albertalli; or anyone interested in bisexuality, heartbreak, running away from your problems, and coming out.

You will meet people in your lifetime who demand to have poems written about them. It's not something they say. It's something about their hands, the shape of their mouths, the way they look walking away from you.

Honeybee is an honest take on walking away and still feeling like you were walked away from. It's about cutting love loose like a kite string and praying the wind has the decency to carry it away from you. It's an ode to the back and forth, the process of letting something go but not knowing where to put it down. Honeybee is putting it down. It's small town girls and plane tickets, a taste of tenderness and honey, the bandage on the bee sting. It's a reminder that you are not defined by the people you walk away from or the people who walk away from you.

Consider Honeybee a memoir in verse, or at the very least, a story written by one of today's most confessional poets.

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ISBN (Paperback): 9781789559439
ISBN (Ebook): 9781789559422

Published: 31st May 2020
Price: £9.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)
Extent: 160 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Markets: World ex US and Canada
Translation rights: Yes

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