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.
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.