Butterflies are Rare in Beehives

Butterflies are Rare in Beehives

by Patrick Ramsay

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Overview

"Butterflies are Rare in Beehives" is the debut chapbook by Utah poet Patrick Ramsay, whose work has appeared in Metaphor, QSaltLake Magazine, The Signpost, Sink Hollow, and The Standard Examiner.

From the Author:
There is something in the chaotic delight of finding wings, or losing a tail and gaining legs, that has always fascinated me. From tadpole to bullfrog, from larva to honey bee-or butterfly, nature's metaphor of metamorphosis always comes with a lesson: In order to grow, we must change, but that change can be spectacular.

In the early stages of Butterflies are Rare in Beehives, I looked down at my life recorded in stanzas and realized I was looking back on my own metamorphosis. All the struggle, all the joy, all the fear, repression, and electricity. From young Larva, to sheltered Pupa, and then finally Butterfly-the decision to embrace what made me different from the Hive. These poems are proof of my beloved chaos. They are my found wings, my forgotten tail, my new set of legs, my decision to leave the Hive.

This is my metamorphosis, and these are the parts I thought to write down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999009697
Publisher: Glass Spider Publishing
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Patrick Ramsay is a queer writer who was raised in a Mormon military family in Northern Utah. He earned a BA in English with a creative writing emphasis from Weber State University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the undergraduate literary journal, Metaphor.

His work has appeared in Metaphor, QSaltLake Magazine, The Signpost, Sink Hollow, and The Standard Examiner. Patrick is the winner of the first Ogden Pride Poetry Contest and helped establish the Ogden City Poet Laureate Program. He has presented poems at the Ogden Pride Festival and the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. Patrick lives on the shoulders of the Wasatch Mountain Range in Ogden, Utah.

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