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.


2015 Snyder Prize Winner is Daneen Wardrop

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.Daneen Wardrop has published two previous books of poetry: Cyclorama (2015), and The Odds of Being (2007). She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The...more

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. ...more

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. ...more
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