Benjamin Aleshire, Editor & Publisher

BENJAMIN ALESHIRE is an artist based in Burlington, VT and New Orleans, LA. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry East, Green Mountains Review, Seven Days, Barrow Street, and others. His play, ‘Gauvain the Good Knight’, won the 2009 Nor’Easter Playwright Competition, and he recently placed 3rd for the Neil Shepard Poetry Prize. Benjamin’s first book, Dropped Apples, was published with a grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. He will be in residence at the BCA Center during the autumnof 2012.  A member of Green Door Studio, his black & white photography has been exhibited throughout Vermont.  He tours internationally as a cornetist for the Vermont Joy Parade, and works for the Mudlark Public Theater.

Robert McKay, Associate Editor

ROBERT MCKAY Robert McKay is from Burlington, Vermont. Recent poems appear in ditch, Siren, Measure, and others. Robert’s poetry/poetics/politics blog is miniaturized swarm hurricanes.

Edie Rhoads, Associate Editor

EDIE RHOADS studied at the University of Virginia and completed her MFA as a New York Times Fellow at NYU. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Indiana Review, and Post Road. Edie has read from her first book of poems, The Day Bat, at the 2011 Burlington Book Festival and at the PoemCity celebration in Montpelier. Recently she contributed an article about the Burlington literary scene for Poets & Writers. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in education at the University of Vermont.

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The Salon is also made possible through a partnership with Burlington City Arts, North End Studio, and Green Door Studio. Special thanks go out to Ben Bergstein of the Vermont Performing Arts League, Jon Turner of Seven Star Art, and Eric Ford & Ted Olson of BCA. Also to Raychel Severance for her excellent graphic design work over the years. The Salon and Honeybee Press are published in part through support from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

If you are interested in getting involved with The Salon, we’d love to hear from you! We are always looking for help; in particular we need your with production, distribution, layout, graphic design and website building.  Please get in touch at

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