American dissident poet Anne Babson’s new collection Messiah is on press and should come out this Fall. Her collection The White Trash Pantheon won the Colby H. Kullman prize. Her collection currently in stores is Polite Occasions. She wrote the libretto for the opera Lotus Lives, which has been performed in multiple cities in North America. Her play about the consequences of gun culture in America, Reenactment, was published by Review Americana. She writes and lives in New Orleans.