BENJAMIN ALESHIRE is an artist based in New Orleans. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Burlington Free Press, and many others. He is a recipient of a Creation Grant from the VT Arts Council, and the Chighizola Award from the University of New Orleans. Ben founded Honeybee Press, a traditional book-arts publishing cooperative, and he serves as assistant poetry editor for the Green Mountains Review. Ben makes his living writing poems for strangers in the street on a manual typewriter.