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.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 133.1 x 203.2 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
- 22 Jun 2018
- Central Avenue Publishing
- 2nd Second Edition, Second ed.
"How can something that hurts so much still be so tender? That's the question one asks over and and over while reading Mateer's work . . . . It's letting go, but not knowing how to do it without exploring every inch of what's being let go first. Mateer triumphs in this exploration. We are humbled to be witness." --Ari Eastman, staff writer, Thought Catalog and author, Bloodline
About Trista Mateer
Trista Mateer is a poet from outside of Baltimore. Known for her eponymous blog, she is also the author of four full length collections of poetry, and won the Goodreads Choice Award in 2015 with The Dogs I Have Kissed. She is currently working as a freelance editor but still manages to spend most of her time Googling cheap air fare and writing poetry about things that don't matter anymore.