Excerpts of Goodreads reviews for Honeybee by Trista Mateer:
“Honeybee is a book that demands things. It demands to be devoured. It demands that you read the book in one sitting so that you can notice the nuances of poems in the beginning of the book and poems that finish the book and how they connect into something beautiful and sad somewhere in between. It demands to be felt. […] Honeybee is a book of poetry and it is a story of someone discovering themselves, other people, and the ways of life as it is: a mess, a jumbled state of smiles and frowns and words that can only be crafted by those talented enough to put them in the right order. Mateer excels in her appreciation of the craft and the raw, lyrical honesty of her words. Honeybee is a book for those people who want to feel something.” -Brandon R. Chinn
“It reads like getting your heart broken all over again, like sitting there with this book in your hand and suddenly remembering all the break ups you ever went through, turning the last page and feeling like you’ve just gotten closure for some of them. […] What I loved the most is the gradual slide in the poems, from the love poems, to the achy heartbroken poems, to the hard truth ones, to the poems where you wonder why this person was worthy of love poems in the first place. […] It reads like a break up feels.” -Ac Klingenberg
“This book will break your heart, but in the best kind of way. […] Throughout the day I like to open the book at random and see what poem I’ve landed on. Without fail, I have found words that seem to have been taken right out of my mind. I have cried and I have smiled and I have nodded my head silently in agreement as I’ve read these poems. I promise, if you have ever loved anyone or anything, even a little, you will do the same.” -Barbara
You can purchase Honeybee through Amazon, Createspace, and B&N online! You can also get signed/personalized copies directly from me if you purchase from my Etsy shop!