Jennifer Nelson’s Sawtooth-winning book released!

Civilization Makes Me Lonely, winner of the 2016 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, has been published by Ahsahta Press and is available now. Anne Boyer, judge of the 2016 prize, wrote of Jennifer Nelson’s book, “This book is wicked. Who knew that poetry … Continued

Hua Shi Hua by Jen Hyde Released

First-book author Jen Hyde’s Hua Shi Hua results from her search for culture, and especially language, linking her to her half-Chinese heritage. “In Mandarin I am called a huaren, an ethnically Chinese person who was not born in China; in English … Continued

Vincent Toro wins the Norma Farber First Book Award

Vincent Toro’s Stereo.Island.Mosaic, winner of the 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, has now won the prestigious Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Congratulations to Vincent! We always knew you were a winner.

Jos Charles’s Safe Space Named a Lambda Finalist

Safe Space, the first book by Jos Charles, published by Ahsahta in 2016, has been named a finalist for Lambda Literary’s Transgender Poetry category for that year. Congratulations to Jos, who was previously chosen to receive a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent … Continued

2017 Sawtooth Poetry Prize Opens

The 2017 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for Ahsahta Press opens January 1, 2017, and continues through March 1 at midnight. Poet Tyrone Williams is the final judge. Williams was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned his BA, MA, and PhD at Wayne … Continued

Ahsahta’s Spring 2016 Titles Announced!

Ahsahta Press is proud to be publishing the following titles during Spring 2016: Susan Briante, The Market Wonders Vincent Toro, Stereo. Island. Mosaic. Winner of the 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize Grace Shuyi Liew, Prop. Chapbook Jasmine Dreame Wagner, On a Clear Day James Meetze, The Phantom Hour … Continued

Grace Shuyi Liew wins 2015 Chapbook Contest

Kerri Webster, judge for this year’s Ahsahta Press Chapbook Contest, has selected Grace Shuyi Liew of Flagstaff, AZ, as winner of the $1,000 prize. Her manuscript of poems, to be released in spring 2016, is titled “Prop.” Sophia Dahlin, Toy … Continued

Ed Roberson to judge the 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize

Poet Ed Roberson has been named the final judge for the 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for Ahsahta Press. Roberson is the author of numerous books of poetry, including To See the Earth Before the End of the World (2010), City Eclogue (2006), Atmosphere Conditions … Continued

Kevin Holden wins the 2014 Chapbook Contest

Susan Briante, judge for this year’s Ahsahta Press Chapbook Contest, has chosen Kevin Holden of New Haven, Connecticut, to win the $1,000 prize. His manuscript of poems, to be released in spring 2015, is titled Birch. Kevin Holden is the … Continued

Aaron Apps wins the 2014 Sawtooth Poetry Prize

Ahsahta Press is pleased to announce the winner of the thirteenth annual Sawtooth Poetry Prize competition: Aaron Apps of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, whose manuscript Dear Herculine was selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. He will receive the $1,500 prize in addition to … Continued

Open Selection and Sawtooth Runner-Up

]EXCLOSURES[ by Emily Abendroth and After-Cave by Michelle Detorie have been selected for publication by Ahsahta Press through the Open Submission period and the 2013 Sawtooth Poetry Prize competition. ]EXCLOSURES[ will be published in May 2014, and After-Cave in September … Continued

Marco Giovenale wins Ahsahta Chapbook Contest

K Silem Mohammad, judge for the 2013 Ahsahta Chapbook Contest, has selected Anachromisms by Marco Giovenale of Rome, Italy, as winner of the $1,000 prize and publication. His chapbook will be released in spring 2014. Pattie McCarthy’s manuscript x y … Continued

David Bartone wins the Sawtooth Prize!

David Bartone’s manuscript “Practice on Mountains” is the 2013 Sawtooth Poetry Prize winner, selected by Dan Beachy-Quick. “It’s wonderfully self-searching without being narcissistic,” wrote Beachy-Quick in the award statement, “tied into love’s agonies in ways familiar but strikingly honest, deprecating … Continued

Galatea Resurrects Reviews 7 Books—and Ahsahta!

When someone around the office reads the words “Ahsahta Press should be showered with money,” we think we might have taken a wrong turn in the middle of grantwriting. But these weren’t our words—they were poet and critic Djelloul Marbrook’s … Continued

An open submission period, at last!

For years, the backlog of accepted poetry manuscripts at Ahsahta has prevented us from having an open reading period—we can only afford to produce so many books per year, and have often wanted to do more than one book by … Continued

Sawtooth Deadline Extended!

We’re extending the deadline for the Sawtooth Prize to accommodate poets attending AWP. But everyone gets the benefit!