A Bee Garden

Marilyn Gear Pilling

ISBN: 9781770862623
Format: Trade Paperback
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.