ABOUT THIS BOOK
The poems in PEN Award–winning author Carol Frost’s ninth collection spring from her experiences with her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, forming a deeply moving meditation on memory and its role in the creation and evolution of identity and relationships. Frost maintains complete command of her imaginative leaps between the natural and spiritual worlds in diverse poetic forms. Using the disappearance of bees as her prevailing metaphoric backdrop, the poet deftly explores the varied emotions occasioned by her mother’s slow deterioration. Like its eponym, Honeycomb is stunning in its details, but it wears its craftsmanship lightly, yielding an accessible yet profound work.