About Us

5 Dec

First Do No Harm, by Julia Shipley

Honeybee Press is thrilled to announce the release of our newest title, First Do No Harm, by Craftsbury author and farmer, Julia Shipley. Look for her leading a workshop this weekend at Bookstock Literary Festival, in Woodstock VT. She will also be reading from the book August 12th at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT.

To order, write to us at thepoetrysalon@gmail.com.

Look for an announcement of a Burlington Honeybee Press reading soon!

WELCOME to the online home of Honeybee Press, a writers’ cooperative based in Burlington, Vermont and New Orleans, Louisiana.  The goal of Honeybee Press is to produce high-quality local literature and make it more affordable and visible to the public. This is accomplished through empowering authors through traditional book arts: letterpressing, blockprinting, handbinding. In addition to The Salon, we launched a book series in 2011, thanks to a VT Arts Council grant. 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. (submissions are currently CLOSED).


Volunteer efforts and financial support are greatly appreciated. If you wish to volunteer or donate to The Salon, please email thepoetrysalon@gmail.com.


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)


Extra Extra! Nick Spengler on Edie Rhoads

23 Mar

Poet Nick Spengler recently took a break from his work as John Irving’s literary assistant in the solitary village of Dorset, Vermont, and returned to the Old North End for the Burlington Free Press, to catch up with Edie Rhoads, her daughter Amina, and me at the neighborhood cafe. I brought along some bookmaking supplies and Nick brought Aylie Baker, a Watson-winning photo- and audio-journalist. Her shots from the session are posted exclusively here at HoneybeePress.org! Thanks to Nick and the Freeps for shinin’ a light on a great new poet.


Edie Rhoads

Bookbinding demonstration


(From left) Robert Mckay, Edie Rhoads, and Nick Spengler in Burlington’s Old North End.

All right, now go buy the book at your local indie bookstore! At ten bucks it’s a steal! Think what the ultra-limited-edition, letterpressed Reinventar el amor is worth to Bolaño nuts on eBay now! The Day Bat is so there in thirty years. But buy it now to read it now, repeatedly. Then order a back issue of Salon 3 and read Nick’s fabulous poems there!


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