Were The Bees978-1-896300-85-6 | 128 Pages April, 2005 Poetry
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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.”