The Isle of Iona acts as the unifying thread for Veronica Aaronson’s collection which emphasise the importance of connecting with and appreciating nature to better understand ourselves. The opening theme, to which she returns, is the bee sting with which she arrives on the island, and implicit in her poems is both the nature of 'hive mind' and the metaphor of these endangered insects for our own times.
Veronica Aaronson lives in a quiet haven in South Devon. She started writing poetry for her grandchildren. She is the co-founder and one of the organisers of the Teignmouth Poetry Festival, runs open mic evenings in Teignmouth and produces ‘Pzazz’, a yearly magazine showcasing the work of local poets, which features as an event at the festival.