Welcome to Bee Monk Press

Bee Monk Press LLC is a publisher based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, founded by Mike Nelson — professionally editing, printing, and distributing books and zines for the love of poetry and the community of poets of the New England seacoast and beyond.

75% of bees are solitary and do not live in Hives, but these bee monks are just as necessary to the ecosystem. I like to think of poets as being like these solitary bees doing their writing by themselves, but also with a need to connect and share their work with all the other bees and pollinators.