Nightshade Press is not new to Keystone College. Nightshade Press was established by Carolyn Page and Roy Zarucchi in Troy, ME in 1989. While in Maine, Page and Zarucchi published over 75 poetry and prose titles. They also published 19 editions of a magazine called Potato Eyes. In 2003, Karen Blomain, a professor at Keystone College and one of the first poets published by Nightshade Press when it was in Maine, arranged for Keystone to purchase Nightshade Press.
Newly renewed and under the auspices of Keystone College Press, Nightshade Press will continue into the future with the same editorial voice as it has always had.