Iowa Poetry Prize added to UI Press collection

Laughing Africa book cover

Iowa Poetry Prize award winners through the year 2000 are now available online at

This University of Iowa Press series is the latest addition in a collaborative effort between the Press and the University of Iowa Libraries to provide access to digital versions of books published by the Press. So far, we’ve made 91 titles, including many out of print volumes, fully searchable and freely available to readers and researchers around the world.  

The Prize was first awarded in 1990. Originally called the Edwin Ford Piper Poetry Award, the series was renamed with the 1993 award. Until 2001, the award honored only writers who had already published at least one book of poetry; the award is now open to new writers as well. Books in this series have also won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.  

Print books may be purchased from the University of Iowa Press.
—Nicole Saylor
Head, Digital Library Services