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  • A Bee Journal is like no other, for the bees are real, and the book is an accurate study of an apiarist’s year, each poem a perfect study, a perfect poem.

    Gillian Clarke, Granta
  • nature poetry at its best

    Gillian Clarke, Granta
  • Sean Borodale is without doubt the most exciting new poet I have read since Alice Oswald. His Bee Journal raises the bar for us all and announces a thrilling new voice in British poetry

    Carol Ann Duffy
  • Truly heady and intense poems, honey itself in poetic form, a sustained tour de force of language and thought

    Simon Armitage
  • This book is a kind of uncut home-movie of bees. I like its oddness and hurriedness, its way of catching the world exactly as it happens in the split-second before it sets into poetry. These are pre-poems, note-poems dictated by phenomena. Their context is bees, but their subject (intriguingly) is Time...

    Alice Oswald

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