Anne Babson's opera Lotus Lives is currently touring with Meridian Arts Ensemble orchestra. She has four chapbooks, two Pushcart nominations, and many other prizes and publications in verse and in creative nonfiction.
With 2012, The Iowa Review enters its 42nd year of continuous publication. We select most of our content from the several thousand unsolicited manuscripts that arrive each year from across the country and abroad. We see our mission as nudging along American literature, being local but not provincial, experimental but not without respect for literary traditions. You may find writers already familiar to you in our pages, but you will surely also come across others who are not. Discovering a new voice, one not heard before but clear and compelling and ready to show us something just beyond what we've known and grown accustomed to—that still seems the magic of our work.The Iowa Review