“Joy-buzzer buzz”: Hailey Leithauser’s “‘Was You Ever Bit by a Dead Bee?'”

photo (62)Hey, remember yesterday when I wrote about how much I loved Swoop, Hailey Leithauser’s debut collection? Remember how I bet that you wanted to read the rest of “‘Was You Ever Bit by a Dead Bee?'”

Well, want no more! Here’s a link to the full text of the poem, with a special bonus: an audio recording of the poet herself reading it!

Joy-buzzer buzz!

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6 thoughts on ““Joy-buzzer buzz”: Hailey Leithauser’s “‘Was You Ever Bit by a Dead Bee?'”

    • I bet it hurts! I’ve only been stung twice (by live bees) and good lord, ouch. I’m allergic, though, so maybe that makes a difference. There has to be a joke in there about hives and the hive . . .

  1. What a fun poem! And I hope this doesn’t come out the wrong way, but it reminds me of some children’s text – I can’t remember which one – and I mean that in a good way. There is something lively and playful about it.

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