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.
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.