WELCOME to the online home of Honeybee Press, a writers’ cooperative based in Burlington, Vermont. Since 2010, we’ve published The Salon: A Journal of Poetry & Fiction, a bi-annual magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and plays, as well as a poetry book series featuring Vermont writers, handbound with letter-pressed covers. To submit to The Salon, take a look at the guidelines. Click here for 7D recent article on Honeybee Press.
On April 21st, Honeybee Press released its newest title, Your Voice in Half-Light, by Nicholas Spengler, to a packed house at the New City Galerie on Church Street. The book is available for only $5 at the Crow Book Shop, or you can order it directly from the press for $10, which includes shipping.
Editor Ben Aleshire will be reading around Vermont this spring from his book, Dropped Apples.
Wed. March 27, 6-7pm: Painted Word Poetry Series, Fleming Museum, UVM
Thurs. March 28, 7:30: Writers’ Barn, Shelburne
Sat. April 6 : Vermont Writers’ Co-Op, North End Studio B, Burlington
Thurs. April 11, 7:30pm: ROTA Gallery, Plattsburgh, with Tavish Costello
Thurs. April 18, 4:30pm: Young Artist Series, St. Lawrence University, NY
Sun. April 21, 7pm: New City Galerie, Burlington, with Nicholas Spengler & Anna Pardenik
Wed. April 24, 7pm: RiverArts, Morrisville, with Julia Shipley and Rick Eschholz
Sat. April 27, 3:30pm: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, with Julia Shipley, Ralph Culver, and Nicholas Spengler
Sun. April 28: Stowe Library, with Julia Shipley
Sat. May 18, 8pm: Goddard College Alternative Media Conference, Plainfield, VT
Thurs. May 30, 7pm: Goddard College Art Gallery, Main St, Montpelier, with Ellen Bryant Voigt and David Budbill
Fri. June 21, 7:30pm: Shrewsbury Library, with Jon Turner
Thanks to a VT Arts Council grant, we launched a book series in 2011.The most recent titles are Robert McKay’s book Cities of Rain, released as part of the 2012 Burlington Book Festival – and Dropped Apples, by Benjamin Aleshire, released in conjunction with a residency at the BCA Center.
The debut title - The Day Bat, by Edie Rhoads - is a full-length book of poetry. To pick up a copy, visit Crow Bookshop in Burlington, Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, or Vermont Bookshop in Middlebury, and at other locations in the coming weeks. You may also order the book by sending a check to the address below, but we’d prefer if you’d support a local bookstore; the book retails at a lower price than online. The Day Bat was recently reviewed by Amy Lilly in Vermont Woman. Read the Seven Days review here.
To order The Day Bat, send a $15 check made to Honeybee Press, to our office at 294 N. Winooski Ave, c/o North End Studios, Suite 116 B, Burlington, VT, 05401. This price covers shipping; currently the book is also available at the Crow Bookshop in Burlington for $10, and will be coming to other independent bookstores in the coming weeks. Click here to listen to editor Ben Aleshire being interviewed on VPR’s Vermont Edition.
The Salon has recently entered into a partnership with Burlington City Arts, which sponsored our release party for Issue #3 on April 7th at the newly renamed BCA Center (the former Firehouse Gallery on Church Street in Burlington, VT). $5 admission included a copy of the newest issue, refreshments, live music by David Symons, and readings by Stephen Cramer, Nicholas Spengler, Joan Aleshire, Tony Magistrale, Sharon Webster, David Moats, Brendan Dempsey, and more.
The goal of Honeybee Press is to produce high-quality local literature and make it more affordable and visible to the public. In addition to The Salon, we are currently developing a book series to celebrate the work of new writers. The first release will be The Day Bat, a book of poems by our associate editor Edie Rhoads. Stay tuned for more information.
Click on the images to learn about our contributors and read sample poems from each issue. Also take a look at Honeybee Press’s Local Literature Library at North End Studio.
Volunteer efforts and financial support are greatly appreciated. If you wish to volunteer or donate to The Salon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We share our offices with our friends and benefactors at North End Studio A. The Old North End’s new arts center is located at 294 N. Winooski Ave, on the corner of Archibald St. & N. Winooski Ave. (www.vpal.typepad.com)