Magers and Quinn Presents: Jim Lenfestey and Su Smallen


Back in October, we welcomed Jim Lenfestey and Su Smallen to the store to read from the unique anthology If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems.

Jim, who edited the book, and Su, who is a contributor, took turns reading selections, which cover over 2000 years of poetry. From Sappho to Virgil, Emily Dickinson to Pablo Neruda, and Mary Oliver to Sherman Alexie, poets throughout human history have been inspired by our pollinator friends.

Jim and Su also talk about the danger bees face in the current climate, from hive collapse to extinction to simple loss of habitat. Portions of the proceeds from this anthology benefit the scientists and researchers at the Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota, who are working hard to save these essential insects.

Listen to this event below, or subscribe to the podcast by searching “Magers and Quinn Presents” in the iTunes store!

Recorded at Magers and Quinn Booksellers on October 28, 2016.