On Friday, August 5, we gathered with poet and beekeeper Sara Eddy, for an enriching evening of poetry (and learning about beekeeping!). We extend, again, a big thanks to our local co-sponsors in New York and Massachusetts, for helping us spread the news about the evening (and, in the case of Hudson Valley Books, for even hosting a “hybrid” event in-store!).
If you are local to any of our event partners, check out their bee-themed items and books, some of which were stocked specially to further the whole bee theme related to “Tell the Bees”:
• Hudson Valley Books for Humanity
• Melita’s Home
• Penny & Ting
• Fable Foods
• First Village Coffee
• Broadside Bookshop
Event Perks for Partners
Our basic-level patrons will receive a copy of the evening’s background presentation, which includes fun and peaceful peeks of Sara’s garden and beekeeping landscape. (See presentation cover below.)
Our $5 and up patrons will additionally receive a recording of the whole fabulous evening!
Not a patron yet? To access either or both of these “thank you” perks, you can become a patron today. Such partnership will help us continue to do enlivening events like this one. 🙂
A Little Chat for Everyone
Regardless of whether you attended the evening or will receive “thank you” recaps as a patron, we thought it would be fun to share the chat box with you. Many times, during a one-hour event, the chat box is even more active—especially when there are over 30 people in attendance—but Sara was so entrancing that most of us forgot to chat. A real testament to Sara’s charisma!
We do love the chat that did happen. We hope you enjoy it, too.
Tell the Bees Chat Box
00:31:57 JinDa Li: bee say buzzzzzz
00:32:30 Jennie Hoffman: So excited!
00:35:50 B R: Delighted to bee here! Thanks for opening up this opportunity to hear Sara Eddy read her poetry and share!
00:36:41 Julia Lisella (she, hers): they’re so metaphoric, Sara, you’re already making poems for us!
00:37:34 Lilla Bertalan: I got stung when I was little so I’m pretty scared of the little buggers lol
00:42:51 Rebecca D. Martin: Powerful
00:43:34 B R: Love that. “Slow emergency” Thanks for reading these! -Bethany
00:49:41 Ann Haas: My sister is a beekeeper and also a breast cancer survivor
00:52:18 Carrie: 🐝 Mysterious words for mysterious creatures 🐝
00:52:24 Rebecca D. Martin: Wow.
00:55:21 Jennie Hoffman: I’m zucchini-challenged as well!
00:55:35 Ann Haas: My sister dislikes when I call her brave but hers and your bravery is so courageous to me
00:55:38 B R: But you grow books and community, Laura!
00:56:40 Patricia Sawin (she/her): Moo, buzz, moo, buzz!
00:59:49 Patricia Sawin (she/her): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lawn-substitutes/creeping-thyme-lawn/growing-creeping-thyme-lawns.htm
01:00:38 Ian Camera: Cutting meadows of wildflowers with a scythe is much more meditative than mowing with a gas engine 🙂
01:02:56 Rebecca D. Martin: We want to wild our lawn, but it’s surprisingly scary at the outset to make the switch!
01:10:39 Ann Haas: How did you get your chapbook published?
01:13:02 Ann Haas: Are all the poems Sara is reading in her book “TEll the Bees?”
01:13:21 B R: Yes, I believe so, Ann.
01:13:42 Ann Haas: Thank you
01:18:02 Laura B: Love that.
01:22:58 Laura B: Do you read your poetry TO the bees, and does their response ever guide revision?
01:26:53 Rebecca D. Martin: I just love the tactile concept of the chapbook map, making the reader engage physically with the poems as well as mentally. A recent volume of Poetry magazine included a poem that needed to be folded out to read, and it made me feel like the poetry and I were working together to make sense.
01:27:23 Jennie: Where can one buy a copy of Tell the Bees?
01:27:25 B R: I love that, Rebecca!
01:27:41 Ian Camera: How does their behavior change when you harvest the honey?
01:29:07 Rebecca D. Martin: Is it this?
01:29:08 Rebecca D. Martin: https://www.writingmaps.com/products/tell-the-bees-by-sara-eddy
01:29:15 Sharmen Oswald: Sara, do you ever smoke your bees before handling them?
01:29:49 Julia Lisella (she, hers): thank you Sara–gorgeous reading!
01:30:13 Ann Haas: Thank you so much! Very enjoyable, Sara.
01:30:23 Lois Suarez: Thank you so much for a delightfully informative evening
01:30:29 Laura Brown: This was wonderful. Thanks, Sara and TSPoetry!
01:30:38 Ian Camera: Your work is incredible. Thank you for the full narrative of this hour!!
01:30:45 Rebecca D. Martin: Yes, wonderful. Thank you!
01:30:48 Bron D Skinner: Thank you, Sara. This was a wonderful reading and informative about bees. Really glad I got to be here.
01:30:49 B R: Beautiful reading, thank yo so much!
01:30:57 Tony A.: Thank you so much!
01:31:06 Jennie Hoffman: thank you!
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- Where Poetry Lives—Interview with Beekeeper & Poet Sara Eddy - August 16, 2022
- Tell the Bees: A Little Chat Highlight - August 9, 2022
- Tell the Bees—Event This Friday, August 5 + Prompt! - July 11, 2022
L.L. Barkat says
Sara, I was telling my girls about the chat and so we got talking about bee behavior. We were thinking on the question above (about whether/how the bees’ behavior changes when you harvest the honey)… and we suddenly wondered…
…who else tries to harvest the honey? Do you ever get bears? (We got laughing about Pooh bear.) Were the skunks in one of your poems there because they had tried honey harvesting? Yes, we’re wondering who else in the animal kingdom, besides us, has a honey sweet tooth. 🙂