If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems
edited by James P Lenfestey, foreword by Bill McKibben, afterword by Marla Spivak

Hardback | Sep 2016 | University of Minnesota Press | 9780816698066 | 256pp | 230x140mm | RFB | AUD$37.99, NZD$47.99

Virgil wrote of bees, as did Shakespeare, Burns, Coleridge, Emerson, and Whitman, among many others. Amid the crisis befalling bees—hives collapsing, wild species disappearing—the poems collected here speak with a quiet urgency of a world lost if bees were to fall silent.