In this modern literary collection, 36 new and established writers explore the timeless but imperiled relationship between humans and honeybees.

Winged is a considered artistic response to the increasing fragility of our food supply, the astounding pollinators we depend upon, and the inspiration they have provided to artists and writers for thousands of years.

Together, let’s fully imagine a world where both humans and pollinators thrive.

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What people are saying about Winged:

“’Here a sudden wonder appears . . . bees buzzing,’ wrote Virgil in Book IV of Georgics, his work on apiculture. It is a song a hundred million years old, of flower, color, sweetness—ancient females walking upright, the soul in flight, zigzag, and thus, fruit, a garden, and, yes, us. These images and more from this highly delightful book, Winged: New Writing on Bees: a lion’s head of honey and stingers both.”

–Dale Pendell, author of Pharmako/Gnosis

 

“Winged: New Writing on Bees is at once a love song to bees everywhere and a response to their plight. As the honeybee loses its vitality sampling pesticide-saturated plants and suffers inner hive manipulations, these writers, poets and backyard beekeepers pay tribute to them in a myriad of ways. For anyone who has ever appreciated the sight of these winged beauties landing with infinite grace on a flower, this collection will lift your spirits and give you hope that we will awaken in time to their gifts and assist them as they navigate the complexities of this world.”

-Joanne Lauck, author of The Voice of the Infinite in the Small: Re-visioning the Insect- Human Connection