IOWA CITY, IOWA (September 30, 2021) The past year brought change, fear, shortages, loss, deaths, masks, social distancing, quarantines, isolation, numbers, protests, political upheavals, derechos, fires, freezes, online schools, Zoom meetings and learning how to live through the superlatives of countless unknowns. However, many Iowans found solace in writing, according to Lyrical Iowa Editor Marilyn Baszczynski.

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (September 23, 2020) The Iowa Poetry Association will soon release its 75th Anniversary Edition of Lyrical Iowa, the annual anthology comprised of poems by Iowa writers of all ages.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (August 6, 2019) — The Iowa Poetry Association will soon release its 74th edition of "Lyrical Iowa," the annual anthology comprised of poems by Iowa writers of all ages. According to Editor Marilyn Baszczynski, this year's volume contains 381 poems chosen from 1,845 entries in their contest held earlier this year. Entries came from 77 of Iowa's 99 counties, sent by persons ranging in age from kindergartners to near-centenarians in well over one hundred cities and towns.