Poetry Reading with Honeybee Press poets

Ben Aleshire

Ben Aleshire

Burlington’s Honeybee Press poets Ben Aleshire and Robert McKay travel south to Shelburne’s Writers’ Barn on Thursday, March 28, to hold an evening reading of their innovative and provocative original poetry. Honeybee Press currently produces “The Salon” a handbound literary magazine of poetry and prose that aims to make local literature more affordable and visible to the public. In founder Benjamin Aleshire’s words, ‘The Salon’is a publication that bridges the divide between the gutter and the ivory tower.”

Aleshire’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in “Poetry East,” “Green Mountain Reviews,” and “Barrow Street.”His play, “Gauvain the Good Knight,” won the 2009 Nor.Easter Playwright Competition.  He is a recent recipient of a Vermont Arts Council grant in publishing, and was in residence at the BCA Center during the summer of 2012.

Robert McKay

Robert McKay

Robert McKay’s first collection, “Cities of Rain” (Honeybee Press, 2012), was celebrated at the Burlington Book Festival last year.  Robert teaches high school in Saratoga Springs, but home is the Old North End of Burlington.  His poetry has recently appeared in “OccuPoetry,” “Siren,” “Measure,”and has been set to music in the Vermont Poetry and Song Project.  His criticism has appeared in “Visions of Joanna Newsom”(Roan Press, 2009) and “The Occupied Oakland Tribune.”  He was an undergraduate fellow at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in 2008.

Please contact Lin@windridgepublishing.com or call 985-3091 to register, as space is limited.

The Writers’ Barn mission is to build a supportive space for writers of all ages to develop writing skills, whether for pleasure or profession, and to build communities that share and celebrate the written or spoken word.

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