Welcome to Sapling Grove Press. We are a small, independent publishing company, birthed in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains during the summer of 2014. We published our first book, a poetry chapbook by Susan O'Dell Underwood, in July of 2014, and released our second book, a poetry collection by Dawn Coppock, in January of 2015. Our third book, Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers, contains one or two photographs, a short bio, web/contact info, and an artist's statement by 82 Southern Appalachian photographers who were chosen in an open, juried competition. This anthology is now available (released in June, 2015).

Recently released in October 2015: We have published a lovely and unique children's book by Julie L. Rabun titled, FEATHERS. This is now available on the "STORE" page of this web site, or you may purchase a copy of FEATHERS by personally visiting Dr. Susan Underwood or Mr. David Underwood in one of their respective faculty offices at Carson-Newman University. Please see the "OUR BOOKS" section of this web site to preview or purchase any other of our books.

Exciting new project, now completed:  We partnered with the fine folks at Striped Light [recording studio and letterpress print shop in Knoxville] to make a limited edition broadside of Susan O'Dell Underwood's long poem, "Holler," which has been made popular by Susan reading this 10-minute rant live on the radio several times recently. This broadside is a letterpress-printed, limited edition, signed and numbered by the poet, 20" x 24" print of the poem, suitable for framing. The broadsides are now available in the "STORE" on this web site.

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