A publisher of books of
poetry, Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press is located in the rolling foothills
of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia. Established in 2005, our primary focus has been on poetry collections of
thirty pages or less, but going forward we are considering other ways of bringing the beauty of poetry to a wider audience.
We hope that in the meantime, you will purchase a copy of one of our titles (or maybe a copy of each title to make a collection).
Small presses rely strongly on sales to help support their efforts and their survival.
the highest standards in selecting the poetry that we publish and do not care about a poet's level of education,
current or past affiliations, publishing history, or mentors. We just want to read your beautiful
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.