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Amal El Mohtar's The Honey Month with an introduction by Danielle Sucher ranks among the year’s most exuisite treasures This beautiful volume of short fictions and poems takes as its inspiration the author's tasting of 28 different kinds of honey one per day Each tasting leads to a different literary creation each entry b. A lovely collection of poetry prose poetry and microfiction all inspired by different types of honey I could practically taste each honey as it was described experience it as the stories and poems and scraps of myth unfolded It s a very sensuous and beautiful collection and for all that it s so slight it s very worth reading

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You can still see clumps of snow on the ground and the air is heavy with damp The differences between the types of honey allow El Mohtar to move back and forth between the poetic and the casually contemporary with the experiment of the tasting as the unifying structure A perfect gift a hidden treasure a delight for the sens. I first became aware of this collection when a version of Cranberry Honey appeared during the Podcastle Flash Fiction contest last year The writing blew me away so when I saw Amal at Wiscon35 I got it storypoem is based on a jar of honey Amal received as a gift sampler Such a beautiful collection The poems and stories in this need to be read slowly aloud but just under your breath and preferably barefoot

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Eginning with a description of the honey in terms that will be familiar to wine connoisseurs Day 3 Sag Harbor NY Early Spring Honey which has a color pale and clear as snowmelt and the smell cool sugar crystals but also brings to mind a stingless jellyfish I once held in my hand in Oman The taste like the end of winterwhen. Such an unusual book I know I ve never read anything like it and maybe never will again Very sensuous in the telling and describing of the honey using poetry stories self made myths It makes this reader want to taste them all all 28 days of honey though some definitely entice than others


10 thoughts on “The Honey Month

  1. says:

    This is a delightful little book uite remarkable It is based on a very simple idea and on a simple gift A friend of El Mohtar’s gave her a gift of some samples of different types of honey With this gift she wrote a set of tasting notes and reflections for each honey; 28 in all El Mohtar is a poet and writer of speculative fiction and she p

  2. says:

    Outstanding Beautiful uiet and thoughtful

  3. says:

    A lovely collection of poetry prose poetry and microfiction all inspired by different types of honey I could practically taste each honey as it was described; experience it as the stories and poems and scraps of myth unfolded It's a very sensuous and beautiful collection and for all that it's so slight it's very worth reading

  4. says:

    Such an unusual book I know I've never read anything like it and maybe never will again Very sensuous in the telling and describing of the hone

  5. says:

    35This is one book where I think it helps to have read the blurb before reading I didn’t and found myself uite lost for some time It turns out that the book was inspired by a gift of honey samples; each section is a riff on a different flavour and I think it really does help to know that at the beginning bec

  6. says:

    I might be a part time vegan but I need some of this honey Particularly the peach honey The stories and poems in this collection are short creative and lovely I hope to read by El Mohtar

  7. says:

    I first became aware of this collection when a version of Cranberry Honey appeared during the Podcastle Flash Fiction contest last year The writing blew me away so when I saw Amal at Wiscon35 I got it storypoem is based on a jar of honey Amal received as a gift sampler Such a beautiful collection The poems and

  8. says:

    This is a book worthy of worship and I encourage you to enjoy its succour in small doses of devotion one honey at a time My full review is over

  9. says:

    This is the most beautiful work of fiction I have read since I had the privilege to read Lisa L Hannett this year and I think this tiny book will stay with me for a long time The Honey Month is inspired and inspiring The writing is ethereal and sweet like a flake of a sugar crystal The book is what art would translate to words and the short stories and poems in here will reform your soul

  10. says:

    So beautiful and flavorful and just deliciously synesthetic

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