Beard of Bees is an independent, free press. We are based in Oak Park and Chicago, Illinois.

Beard of Bees is committed to publishing quality chapbooks by liberated poets from Anywhere. We do not discriminate against non-human or post-human artists.

Our latest human-authored chapbook is Homage to Villon by Kent Johnson. Our most recent human/machine collaboration is To Cure Nature With Science (a gnoem) by Eric Elshtain, Gnoetry, and Eighty-two Other Beard of Bees Poets. Chapbooks are published using the PDF file format. You probably already have software to view PDF files: if not, you can get what you need for free.

Since the alleged ownership of language and thought is a revolting legal fiction, all Beard of Bees publications are freely downloadable and freely redistributable. If you like something you find here, share it with a friend. If you find something that you hate, savor the moment of destruction as you delete the file. Or share it with an enemy.

Submissions

Beard of Bees is open to submissions of short collections of poems. Please send 8-20 pages of poetry (in all possible generic permutations) to submit@beardofbees.com.

Other Correspondence

Comments, questions, and other inquiries should be sent to the editor, at editor@beardofbees.com.