The mission of the Ashland Poetry Press is to help top-rate poets in mid-career break through to first or second book publication, and to help mature poets define the best accomplishments of their writing careers through the publication of volumes of selected works.


2016 National Poetry Month weekly selections

2016 National Poetry Month weekly selections

Tuesday, April 12Today's National Poetry Month selection is from Our House was on Fire by Laura Van Prooyen. Our House Was on Fire was a winner of our Robert McGovern Memorial Prize, nominated by former APP board member Philip Levine.Could Be a Bird Could be a bird would trade   its wings for hands for the chance   to grasp this mango and lift it to the tongue  ...more

Snyder Prize Deadline Extended and Free Poetry Offered

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we will again be posting a free poem from our archives every Tuesday and Thursday during April. We've also extended the deadline for our Snyder Prize contest back to the usual April 30 deadline. ...more

Meet This Year's Snyder Prize Judge

The submissions period is now underway for the 2016 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. This year's final judge is Andrew Hudgins. ...more
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