Welcome to Ex Ophidia Press

Our mission is to explore new territories of the imagination by using the traditional techniques of poetry.

All Books

These past contest winning books and other Ex Ophidia publications are available from Asterism Books or Amazon.

Richard-Gabriel Rummonds Poetry Contest

The internationally renowned author and hand press printer Richard-Gabriel Rummonds founded Ex Ophidia Press in 2014. He established the first Ex Ophidia Press poetry contest in 2016.

About the Press

Ex Ophidia Press aims to publish at least one poetry collection a year chosen from the submissions in our annual poetry prize contest.

Most Recent Publication | 2021 Contest Winner

Ghost Heart

The formally and linguistically innovative poems in GHOST HEART engage science and cultural history to explore the complex nature of the vanishing American prairie.

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