I originally planned to publish a few books for a few local poets, but once I did a couple of titles, I fell in love with the whole process of reading, formatting, editing, designing, and publishing. Now, NBP has published over one hundred titles for poets across the United States, and we’re still going strong.
Guillotine is basically just me! I work with a designer, who sets up the interiors and designs the covers, and I do everything else from editing pieces to printing covers to hand-sewing 350 chapbooks at a time to stuffing envelopes. My influences are all over the place; I’m obviously influenced by a long time spent in punk and DIY and zine-making communities in terms of how I run the press and put together the chapbooks—the covers are letterpressed, the chapbooks are handbound, I don’t do (or have plans to do) ebooks.