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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.

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Robin Davidson Selected as Houston's Poet Laureate

Robin Davidson Selected as Houston's Poet Laureate

Ashland Poetry Press author Robin Davidson was selected as Houston's Poet Laureate in May. During her two-year appointment, Davidson will conduct workshops and projects to promote the importance of poetry and draw attention to poets working in the Houston area. “One of Poetry’s greatest strengths is its capacity to engender human empathy in the reader, the listener, the writer. To give us a chance to tell our story and to genuinely hear the stories of others – this is the labor of Poetry," said Davidson. Dr. Davidson is a poet,...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

Two Ashland Poetry Press Publications win IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards in Poetry

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. ...more
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