Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
About Us

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.

          We practice 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 poems.

          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.


Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
   Beautiful Books for Beautiful Poetry         

image of Ruffian from the painting by Richard Stone Reeves