Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
About Us
          A publisher of books of poetry, Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press is an independent, literary press located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia.

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. The book will be published in 2015 and will soon be available for purchase from this website. CONGRATULATIONS, JUDITH!!
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.


Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
          Beautiful Books for Beautiful Poetry         

image of Ruffian from the painting by Richard Stone Reeves