Were The Bees978-1-896300-85-6 | 128 Pages April, 2005 Poetry
About this book
Shortlisted for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry at the 2006 Alberta Literary Awards!
Were the Bees is an innovative collection of poetry from a fresh Canadian voice. Andy Weaver explores the boundaries of the poetic form to create a playful yet sincere examination of what language means to us. Were the Bees blurs the line between personal lyrics, experimental sequences, and ghazal poetry; the result is a lively, well-crafted collection of crisp, modern poetry in the tradition of Robert Kroetsch.
“Weaver listens with an itching ear, catches the smallest sounds. He steps into words to have a look around, calls out in the commingled voices that mark the music of his passing. Weaver takes chances only a lover would risk in the perilous journey to speech. He is a talented and painstaking poet and this is a special book.”