Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey by Rachel Morgan

Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey by Rachel Morgan
(2017)


Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey occupies a tenuous place between illness and wellness, in the moments and years after insulin was discovered, making type 1 diabetes a survivable disease. The poems in this collection move between direct address to the scientists who first discovered insulin in 1921, to the lyrical reflections of a mother as she laments the burden of chronic disease that comes with her young son’s type 1 diabetes. The language of science and parenthood infuse the poems, giving voice to the caregiver, where nothing is entirely gift or grief. Click here to view a video adaptation of the poem "Log: Lunch." 

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“a brilliantly realized wedding of poetry, biology, and biography that details a mother’s care for a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.”
— Marvin Bell
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Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey by Rachel Morgan
40 pages, 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, perfectbound, $9.95
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