Anne Babson

Poet

Author's Bio

I am a poet, librettist, lyricist and blogger who straddles the Mason-Dixon line to talk about the American experience in as much of its richness as possible. I am surely the only poet in America published by both the Communist Party and the Christian Right. I strive to write truth that people from very diverse backgrounds will find edifying and delightful. To do this, I engage with both ancient and contemporary texts and attempt to excavate something timeless from both.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Nasty Women Poets: an Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press, 2017)
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Discoveries: New Writing from the Iowa Review (Iowa Review Press, 2014)
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Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature (Abilene Christian University Press, 2012)
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America Loomed Before Us: Poetry from the Other USA (Smokestack Books, 2008)
Books:
Messiah (Saint Julian Press, 2019)
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Polite Occasions (Unsolicited Press, 2018)
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The White Trash Pantheon (VOX Press, 2015)
Chapbooks:
Dolly Shot (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2019)
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Poems Under Surveillance (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
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Counterterrorist Poems (Pudding House Publications, 2002)
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Dictation (Partisan Press, 2001)
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Uppity Poems (Alpha Beat Press, 1999)
Journals:
Abbey Magazine
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Adelaide Literary Magazine
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All Things Girl
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American Dissident
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Ancient Paths
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Ann Arbor Review
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Artisan
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Asylum
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Atlanta Review
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Barefoot Muse
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Barrow Street
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Bible Advocate
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Bindweed Magazine
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Blossombones
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Bogg
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Bravado
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Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal
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Burst
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California Quarterly
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Cantaraville
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Christianity and Literature
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Cider Press Review
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Coal City Review
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Connecticut Review
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Connecticut River Review
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Controlled Burn
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Convergence
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Cranial Tempest
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Crannóg
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Crucible
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Current Accounts/Bank Street Writers
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Denver Syntax
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Descant
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Diner
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Edgz
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English Journal
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Epicenter
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Ethos Magazine
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Fish Drum
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Friends Journal
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Gin Bender
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Grasslands Review
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Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal
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Hazmat Review
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Home Planet News
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Ilya's Honey
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Iodine Poetry Journal
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Iota
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Istanbul Literary Review
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Karamu
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Kennesaw Review
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Kentucky Review
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Language and Culture.net
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Left Curve
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Locust
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Medicinal Purposes
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mojo risin'
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Moon Milk Review
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National Poetry Review
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New Zoo Review
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Not One of Us
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nth position
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Nuthouse
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Offcourse Literary Journal
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Onthebus
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Pacific Coast Journal
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Paradoxism
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Penwood Review
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Perspectives
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Picaroon Poetry
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Pikeville Review
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Plainsongs
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Poem
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Poesia
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Poetic Matrix
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Poetry Midwest
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Poetry Motel
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Poetry Salzburg Review
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Punkin House Digest
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Quarterly Literary Review Singapore
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Red Dirt
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Red Lion Square
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Red Owl
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Red Rock Review
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Review Americana
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Rio
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Rio Grande Review
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River Oak Review
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Rockford Review
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Saint Katherine Review
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Shampoo
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Shemom
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Ship of Fools
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Soul-Lit
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Spilt Milk
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Taproot Literary Review
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The Blind Man's Rainbow
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The Christian Century
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The Chrysalis Reader
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The Coachella Review
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The Comstock Review
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The Evergreen Review
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The Iconoclast
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The Legendary
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The Louisiana Review
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The Lyric
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The Madison Review
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The Minnesota Review
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The Neovictorian/Cochlea
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The Scrambler
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The Spoon River Poetry Review
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The St. Petersburg Review
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The Tower Journal
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The White Pelican Review
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The Windless Orchard
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Third Wednesday
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Tuck Magazine
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Tule Review
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UCity Review
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Umbrella Factory Magazine
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Vanilla
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Voice of Eve
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Wavelength
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Westchester Review
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Wide Angle NY
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Wild Violet
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Yefief
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Yuan Yang: A Journal of Hong Kong & International Writing
Prizes won: 

2014 Colby H. Kullman Award for THE WHITE TRASH PANTHEON. 4-time Pushcart Nominee. Featured on Poetry Daily Winner of residency grants from Yaddo and Vermont Studio Center Winner of Columbia and Spoon River Poetry Journal Prizes

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar, Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix, We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, No Brother, This Storm by Jack Bedell, Bird Forgiveness by Melinda Palacio, Mersault: Contre-investigation by Kamel Daoud

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Christian, Feminist, Irish American, White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Castro Valley
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Sep 29, 2019