Iowa: A Literary Landscape

Appendix: Poetry Resources
While out of the scope of the project (to identify adult and children's fiction set in Iowa) this bibliography is provided for those who want to explore Iowa poets whose work may be about or been influenced by the people, places, landscapes and events in Iowa.

General Reference

Andrews, Clarence A. A Literary History of Iowa. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 1972.

Brigham, Johnson, ed. A Book of Iowa Authors by Iowa Authors. Des Moines, IA: Iowa State Teachers Association, 1930.

Dawson, Patricia, and David Hudson. "Poetry." From Iowa History and Culture: A Bibliography of Materials Published Between 1952 and 1986. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1989.

Luke, Lou Malloy, ed. Who's Who Among Prairie Poets. Des Moines, IA: E.L. Kuhne, 1938.

Nemanic, Gerald, ed. A Bibliographical Guide to Midwestern Literature. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1981.

Pakula, Frank. Iowa Authors: A Bio-Bibliography of Sixty Native Writers. Iowa City, IA: Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries, 1967.

Reigelman, Milton Monroe. "Midland Poetry." In A Study of the Midland Magazine: 1915-1933. Dissertation, University of Iowa. May, 1973, pp. 212-224.

Smith, Jessie Welborn. What of the Iowa Poets? [New York]: H. Harrison, 1941.

Anthologies and Poetry Collections

Barker, Max S., ed. Iowa Student Poetry Anthology. Marshalltown, IA: Bifco Press, 1977.

Bell, Marvin, and R.R. Cuscaden, ed. Iowa Workshop Poets, 1963. Chicago: Statements/Midwest, 1963.

Carey, Michael, ed. Voices on the Landscape: Contemporary Iowa Poets. Farragut, IA: Loess Hills Books, 1996.

Carley, L., ed. Iowa Poets One: A Collection of Assorted Works by Iowa Poets. West Des Moines, IA: [s.l.], 1976.

Central College. Bridges to Communication: Young Writers' Conference, Central College, Pella, Iowa. Pella, IA: Central College, 1985.

Contemporary Iowa Poets. Muscatine, IA: The Prairie Press, 1935.

Creeley, Robert. A Poetry Anthology. Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Art Center, 1992.

Engle, Paul, ed. Midland: Twenty-Five Years of Fiction and Poetry Selected from the Writing Workshops of the State University of Iowa. New York: Random House, 1961.

Engle, Paul, ed. Poems from the Iowa Poetry Workshop. Iowa City, IA: Prairie Press, 1951.

Engle, Paul, ed. West of the Great River: An Iowa Anthology. Iowa City, IA: Athens Press, 1931.

A First Book of Iowa Poets. Des Moines: Maizeland Press, 1928.

Flannery, Agnes Veronica, and Marguerite E.H. Graper. Iowa Centennial, 1846-1946: Poetry Anthology. [Lake Mills, IA]: Lake Mills Graphic, 1946.

Gildner, Gary, and Judith Gildner, eds. Out of This World: Poems from the Hawkeye State. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1975.

Herringshaw, Thomas William. Poets and Poetry of Iowa. Chicago: American Publishers’ Association, 1894.

Iowa Poet: An Anthology of 60 Contemporaries. Forward by Jay G. Sigmund. New York: Henry Harrison, 1935.

Kenworthy, Mary K. Threads of Blue and Gold: Poems from the First Century of Graceland College. Lamoni, IA: Graceland College, 1995.

McGowan, Hervy S., and Frank F. Everest, eds. Under the Scarlet and Black: Poems Selected from the Undergraduate Publications of Iowa College. Grinnel, IA: Herald, 1893.

Mossman, Dow, and Gary Abernathy. Le beau petard: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry from the Younger Writers of the Iowa Workshops. Iowa City, IA: [s.n.], 1966.

Mt. Pleasant High School. The Lesser Poets: A Group of Verses from the Work of Members in the Senior English Course of the Mt. Pleasant High School. Mt. Pleasant, IA: Mt. Pleasant High School, 1925.

Poems by Iowa Elderhostelers, 1990. [Iowa City,IA]: University of Iowa, 1990.

Poems from the Iowa Poetry Workshop. Iowa City, IA: Prairie Press, 1951.

Severin, C. Sherman, and Rebecca S. Bell. Emotions, Emotions: A Book of Poetry by Iowa and Midwestern Poets. Ames, IA: CSS Publications, 1978.

Smith, Jessica Belle Welborn, ed. Flame on the Hills: The Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs Anthology of Verse by 151 Poets. New York: H. Harrison, 1936.

Smith, Jessica Belle Welborn, ed. KSO Poems. Des Moines, IA: Kuhne Press, 1935.

Smith, Jessica Belle Welborn, ed. Silk of the Corn: Poems by Members of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs. New York: H. Harrison, 1932.

University of Iowa, Poetry Workshop. West of Boston: Poems from the State University of Iowa Poetry Workshop in Honor of the Visit of Robert Frost. Iowa City, IA: Qara Press, 1959.

We Think, Sometimes We Smile. Sioux City, IA: Morningside College Press, 1993.

Woodard, Frederick, and Estella Sales. Rainbow in Blackness: An Anthology from the Black Poetry Workshop at the University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, 1979.

Woodard, Fredrick, and Estella Sales. True Poems: An Anthology from the Black Poetry Workshop at the University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, 1978.

Iowa Poetry Association and Other Organizations

Crescent Club, Graceland College. Graceland Poems. Lamoni, IA: Crescent Club, Graceland College, 1932.

Crescent Club, Graceland College. Graceland Poems: A Compilation of Graceland Poems Made by the Crescent Members of 1925-1925. Lamoni, IA: Crescent Club, Graceland College, 1925.

English Club, Cornell College. Heyday in Iowa. Mount Vernon, IA: Cornell College, 1930, 1939.

Iowa Poetry Association. A List of Iowa Poets. [Des Moines, IA], 1953.

Iowa Poetry Association. Lyrical Iowa. Des Moines, IA: Duffy Printing Press, 1948.

Iowa Poetry Association. Lyrical Iowa. Des Moines, IA: Duffy Printing Press, 1949.

Iowa Poetry Association. Lyrical Iowa. Des Moines, IA: Duffy Printing Press, 1986.

Iowa Poetry Day Association. Brochure of Poems. Cedar Rapids, IA: The Association, 1950.

Keokuk Scribblers Club. Poems. [Keokuk, IA], 1954.

North Iowa Writers Club. From the Heart: Anthology of the North Iowa Writers Club, 1964-1965. Dexter, MO: Candor Press, 1965.

North Iowa Writers Club. Prairie Windows: North Iowa Writers. [Mason City, IA]: North Iowa Writers Club, 1982.

Poetry Society of Iowa. The Poetry Society of Iowa Presents Prairie Flowers: An Anthology of its Verse. Cedar Rapids, IA: Parnassian Press, 1937.

Poetry Society of Iowa, Alpha Chapter, Des Moines. Hawkeye Lyrics. Des Moines, IA: Poetry Society of Iowa, 1947.

Roach, Ruth Marcella. The Iowa Poetry Day Association and its Work in the Schools of Iowa. Thesis (M.A.) : Northeast Missouri State College, 1971.

Smith, Grace Noll, ed. The Hawkeye Lyric. [Des Moines, IA]: G.N. Smith, 1943-1946.

State of Iowa, Department of Public Instruction. A Forest Festival of Song and Sentiment for the School Children of Iowa: To be Used in Celebration of Arbor Day, April 24, 1891. Des Moines, IA: 1891.

Literary Magazines and Journals

Briar Cliff College. Briar Cliff Review. Sioux City, IA.

Central College. The Knickerbocker. Pella, IA.

Coe College. The Coe Review. Cedar Rapids, IA.

Cornell College. The Husk. Mount Vernon, IA.

Dubuque Fine Arts Society. The Lead Rush Review. Dubuque, IA: Bearstone Publishing, 1982.

Dubuque Fine Arts Society. The Lead Rush Review, Volume II. Dubuque, IA: Bearstone Publishing, 1984.

Grinnell College. The Grinnell Review.

Grinnell College. The Tanager. Grinnell, IA, 1925-1948.

Flyaway. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1998-.

The Iowa Review. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press.

Iowa State University. Sketch. Ames, IA.

Iowa State University. Knotgrass. Ames, IA.

Luther College. The Oneota Review. Decorah, IA.

The North American Review. University of Northern Iowa.

Poet & Critic. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1992-1998.

Trapeze: A Quarterly Magazine of Arts & Ideas. Decorah, IA: Trapeze Publishing, 1994-.

Valley Voice. Decorah, IA: Valley Voice Publishing, 2000-.

The Wapsipinicon Almanac. Timothy Fay, Publisher. Anamosa, Iowa: Rte.3 Press, 1988-.

Wartburg College. The Castle. Waverly, IA.

Iowa Literary Landscape

Editor's Forward



Recent Project Additions

Adult Books A-F

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Iowa Towns

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Appendix: Landscape Literature

Appendix: Poetry Sources

Appendix: Feature Films

Appendix: Electronic Works

Appendix: Audio Works

Appendix: Non-English Editions

Appendix: Iowa Folklore


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