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Anna George Meek's The Genome Rhapsodies Is Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist

May 31, 2017
Anna George Meek's The Genome Rhapsodies Is Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
Congratulations to APP author Anna George Meek, whose APP poetry collection, The Genome Rhapsodies, was a finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award. The book was our 2014 Snyder Prize winner, selected by final judge Angie Estes.

2015 Snyder Prize Winner Daneen Wardrop Wins 2017 Gold "IPPY" Award

April 13, 2017
2015 Snyder Prize Winner Daneen Wardrop Wins 2017 Gold
Congratulations to Ashland Poetry Press author Daneen Wardrop! Her collection Life As It has won the Gold Medal in Poetry in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Elizabeth Spires to Judge 2017 Snyder Prize

January 3, 2017
Elizabeth Spires to Judge 2017 Snyder Prize
The Ashland Poetry Press is very pleased to announce Elizabeth Spires will be our 2017 final judge for the Snyder Prize. Deadline is April 30.

2016 Snyder Prize Winner is Pamela Sutton

September 2, 2016
2016 Snyder Prize Winner is Pamela Sutton
Congratulations to Pamela Sutton, winner of the 2016 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. Her manuscript Burning My Birth Certificate was selected by final judge Andrew Hudgins. The book will be available in fall 2017.

2016 National Poetry Month weekly selections

April 5, 2016
2016 National Poetry Month weekly selections
We continue our month of National Poetry Month selections with a selection from Our House Was on Fire by Laura Van Prooyen.

Snyder Prize Deadline Extended and Free Poetry Offered

April 4, 2016
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.

Meet This Year's Snyder Prize Judge

February 24, 2016
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.
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2015 Snyder Prize Winner is Daneen Wardrop

September 11, 2015
2015 Snyder Prize Winner is Daneen Wardrop
The Ashland Poetry Press is pleased to congratulate Daneen Wardrop, winner of the 2015 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. Wardrop's manuscript, Life As It, was selected by final judge David St. John. The book will be available in fall 2016.

Robin Davidson Selected as Houston's Poet Laureate

June 25, 2015
Robin Davidson Selected as Houston's Poet Laureate
Ashland Poetry Press author Robin Davidson was selected as Houston's Poet Laureate in May. Davidson is the author of Luminous Other, winner of the 2012 Richard Snyder Memorial Prize.

Snyder Prize Deadline is April 30

April 22, 2015
Snyder Prize Deadline is April 30
Time is running out to enter this year's Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. We are pleased to have David St. John as our final judge this year.
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Two Ashland Poetry Press Publications win IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards in Poetry

April 14, 2015
Tancho, by J. David Cummings is the winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award in poetry Richard Jackson's Out of Place was also a finalist for the award and received a silver placing in the poetry category.

National Poetry Month weekly selections

April 3, 2015
National Poetry Month weekly selections
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we will be posting a free poem from our archives every Tuesday and Friday during April. You can sign up to have these sent directly to your email or view all the postings on our website.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Us

March 30, 2015
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Us
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we will be posting a free poem from our archives every Tuesday and Friday during April. You can sign up to have these sent direc

AWP Conference Book Signings

March 27, 2015
Ashland Poetry Press will be in Minneapolis for the AWP Conference and Book Fair, April 8 - 11. Stop by Booth #308 and say hello. Browse our selections, meet our authors on Friday, April 10.
Keywords: awp 2015, book signings

J. David Cummings to Read at Ashland University

March 9, 2015
J. David Cummings to Read at Ashland University
Ashland Poetry Press author J. David Cummings will be part of the Ashland University spring reading series. He will read selections from his 2014 collection Tancho, on March 23, 2015, 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall (Ashland University main campus). The event is free and open to the public.

Snyder Prize Now Accepting Entries

February 9, 2015
Snyder Prize Now Accepting Entries
The submissions period is now underway for the 2015 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize.

Interview with Author Nicholas Samaras

October 27, 2014
Interview with Author Nicholas Samaras
In a recent interview with Ancient Faith Radio, poet Nicholas Samaras spoke about his Ashland Poetry Press book American Psalm, World Psalm. Samaras discussed how his faith, his poetry, and his love of music fused to create this ambitious collection of poems focused on the biblical psalms.

Anna George Meek Wins Snyder Prize

August 11, 2014
Anna George Meek Wins Snyder Prize
Congratulations to Anna George Meek, winner of the 2014 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize! Meek's manuscript, Voice That Is Mine and Not Mine, was selected by final judge Angie Estes. The book will be available in the fall of 2015.

The Rattling Window Honorable Mention in the Eric Hoffer Awards

May 13, 2014
The Rattling Window Honorable Mention in the Eric Hoffer Awards
Congratulations to Catherine Staples, whose book The Rattling Window is an honorable mention in The Eric Hoffer Awards - Poetry category!

Laura Van Prooyen Selected for McGovern Series

By Sarah M. Wells   |  February 24, 2014
Congratulations to Laura Van Prooyen, whose manuscript, "Our House Was on Fire," has been selected by Deborah Fleming, APP Editor, for publication in the McGovern Series. Van Prooyen's manuscript was nominated by Philip Levine. Our House Was on Fire is due for publication in spring 2015.

APP at AWP14

February 23, 2014
The press will host a reading for its new and forthcoming authors at AWP in Seattle at noon. Book signings will take place at Booth 1401.
Keywords: awp 2014

J David Cummings Wins Snyder Prize

By Sarah M. Wells   |  December 5, 2013
"Tancho is a book that needed to be written and needs to be read. Its account of terrible beauty is itself beautiful, speaking of 'hope and despair, the promise of each to other...'"

Review of The Rattling Window and Upcoming Events

September 24, 2013
Review of The Rattling Window and Upcoming Events
The Rattling Window by Catherine Staples was recently reviewed in Rattle. Catherine will be giving readings from her collection of poems at several venues in October.

Upcoming Hennessy Readings

By Sarah M. Wells   |  September 11, 2013
Upcoming Hennessy Readings
John Hennessy, author of Coney Island Pilgrims, will be presenting a series of readings over the next month.

Coney Island Pilgrims #5 on SPD's Bestseller List for June

July 8, 2013
Coney Island Pilgrims #5 on SPD's Bestseller List for June
John Hennessy's book, Coney Island Pilgrims (official pub date July 15, 2013), was #5 on Small Press Distribution's Poetry Bestsellers List for June (and #11 in May!). Congratulations, John!
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Coney Island Pilgrims Video

June 28, 2013
Coney Island Pilgrims Video
"Coney Island Pilgrims" by John Hennessy is now available - watch this video of the title poem, "Coney Island Pilgrims."

The Rigid Body Finalist for Benjamin Franklin Book Award

By Sarah M. Wells   |  May 7, 2013
The Rigid Body Finalist for Benjamin Franklin Book Award
Congratulations to Gabriel Spera, whose APP collection of poems, The Rigid Body, is one of three finalists for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in Poetry!

The Rattling Window #6 on SPD's Poetry Best Seller's List for April!

By Sarah M. Wells   |  May 2, 2013
The Rattling Window #6 on SPD's Poetry Best Seller's List for April!
Catherine Staples's collection of poems, The Rattling Window, part of the Robert McGovern Series, was #6 on Small Press Distribution's Poetry Best Seller's List for April.

The Rattling Window Reviewed on UK Radio ELFM

By Sarah M. Wells   |  April 17, 2013
The Rattling Window Reviewed on UK Radio ELFM
Catherine Staples' collection of poems from Ashland Poetry Press was reviewed on air in the United Kingdom this week.
Keywords: catherine staples

The Rattling Window #14 on SPD's Poetry Best-Sellers List for March

By Sarah M. Wells   |  April 9, 2013
The Rattling Window #14 on SPD's Poetry Best-Sellers List for March
Catherine Staples's book, The Rattling Window, was #14 on Small Press Distribution's March Poetry Best-Sellers List. Two poems by Staples from The Rattling Window are also featured on The Common this month.
Keywords: catherine staples
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