Trista Mateer is a poet from outside of Baltimore. Known for her eponymous blog, she is also the author of four full length collections of poetry, and won the Goodreads Choice Award in 2015 with The Dogs I Have Kissed. She is currently working as a freelance editor but still manages to spend most of her time Googling cheap air fare and writing poetry about things that don't matter anymore.
"In Honeybee, Trista Mateer expertly exposes the intensity of first
love. The longing. The ache. The end that seems to come even
swifter than the beginning. The strangers you becomeor always were.
The way the things left unsaid haunt you for years afterward. If
you've ever been unlucky enough to fall for somebody, you will
undoubtedly find yourself reflected in Mateer's spell-casting
words. This is a collection that will beg you to be dogeared,
coffee-stained, & shared." Amanda Lovelace, author, The Princess
Saves Herself in This One , "10 Feminist Poets Who Will Leave You
Stronger Than Before" POPSUGAR , June 2017
"With Honeybee, Trista has captured in amber something beautiful and tragic, joyful and painful. It's a powerful book and Trista Mateer is a powerful, loud voice in contemporary poetry." --Iain S. Thomas, author, I Wrote This For You
"How can something that hurts so much still be so tender? That's the question one asks over and and over while reading Mateer's work . . . . It's letting go, but not knowing how to do it without exploring every inch of what's being let go first. Mateer triumphs in this exploration. We are humbled to be witness." --Ari Eastman, staff writer, Thought Catalog and author, Bloodline
"Bitter sweet with memory and softness, this book is an intimate and profound look at sexuality, heartbreak, loneliness, loss, love, healing and everything in between." Nikita Gill, author, Your Soul is a River
"Trista writes about love so honestly. It's messy, reckless hope. It's sticky-fingered stubbornness. This collection is a must-read for any queer femme, and for anyone who has ever lost themselves in a feverish want." Clementine von Radics, author, Mouthful of Forevers
"In Honeybee , Trista Mateer spares no one and nothing and the result is beautiful and awful and gorgeous and gut-wrenching." Fortesa Latifi, author, No Matter the Time