Babson, Anne

Anne Babson won the Columbia Journal Prize and the Artisan Journal contest, and she was nominated for both 2001 and 2005 Pushcarts for work appearing in The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal and Ilya’s Honey. Her work has recently appeared in Iowa Review, Cider Press Review, Southampton Review, Bridges, Barrow Street, Connecticut Review, The Pikeville Review, and many other publications. In Europe, her work has appeared in Current Accounts, Iota, Poetry Salzburg, Nth Position and others. In Asia, she was published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.

Her work is featured on an urban gospel hip-hop CD produced by Da Ovahflow (Orville Lewinson) entitled The Cornerstone. She has four chapbooks--"Counterterrorist Poems" (2002 Pudding House Press), "Dictation" (2001, Partisan Press), "Uppity Poems" (1999 Alpha Beat Press), and "Commute Poems" (forthcoming from Gravity Presses). She was included in an anthology of the best contemporary American poets, "Seeds of Fire: Poetry from the Other US" (2008, Smokestack Books), and the British Anthology entitled "Emergency Verse" (2011 Caparison Books).

Her poetry has been featured on both regional and national radio programs. She has read at The Teachers and Writers Collaborative, Middlebury College in Vermont, Pace University in New York and The Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. She sits on the Literary Committee of the National Arts Club, and has done residencies at Yaddo and Vermont Studio Center. The opera for which she wrote the libretto, entitled "Lotus Lives", opened in New York in Spring 2011 and is part of the repertory of Meridian Arts Ensemble.

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