Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
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2015 Winner Judith Waller Carroll


2015 Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press Poetry Award

We are pleased to announce that Judith Waller Carroll of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas is the winner of our 2015 Poetry Chapbook contest for her collection entitled The Consolation of Roses. To order a copy, please visit our BOOKS page and click on the link at the bottom of the page.     

We would like to thank all who entered our competition this year. There were some fine collections, and we enjoyed reading each one.

          Our press is named in honor of the champion thoroughbred filly Ruffian, whose astounding beauty, unbelievable feats on the racetrack, and tragic fate, haunt us to this day.  She was magnificent, and she was golden.
Poets are channels through which the truth is told.

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press follows strict rules of conduct as set out by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.


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image of Ruffian from the painting by Richard Stone Reeves