Dissident American poet and librettist Anne Babson’s poetry has appeared in journals on five continents. Her book The White Trash Pantheon is available in independent and online bookstores. Her opera Lotus Lives has been performed in a number of cities in North America. She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize four times and has won multiple journal awards. Her blog The Carpetbagger’s Journal about her culture shock moving to the Southern US from New York City has close to 50,000 readers. Her poetry has been anthologized in both the United States and the United Kingdom.