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”:
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