Most of IWP's documentary history is found in the Engle Papers and the IWP Records. Other contemporary collections include the Hualing Nieh Engle Papers [MsC 903], the Toothpaste/Coffee House Press Records [MsC 461], and the Kim Merker Papers [MsC 805].
This bibliography is primarily print material edited by or otherwise sponsored by the International Writing Program since 1967. The Iowa Translations series was the initial major editing project, notably as a national anthology series from the University of Iowa Press, 1970-1984. The series title was also used for translations of single authors published by IWP, without the UI Press, during roughly the same time period. More recently, the 91st Meridian series is co-published with Autumn Hill Books. Similarly, this bibliography includes a section on works published by IWP participants with small press projects in and near Iowa City, including Windhover Press, the precursor to the UI Center for the Book. Within sections, entries are arranged chronologically. Almost all titles are held by the University of Iowa Libraries.
While this bibliography does include a short list of documentary films, it does not include the vast collection of recorded interviews and readings, many of which have been digitized and made available through the Virtual Writing University Archive in the UI Libraries’ Iowa Digital Library, see Digital Collections to the left.
The Iowa Translations series was the initial major editing project, notably as a national anthology series from the University of Iowa Press, 1970-1984. IWP was instrumental in identifying editors and offering various levels of editorial and translation assistance. Correspondence and drafts related to these projects can be found in the Paul Engle Papers, MsC 514. The titles published by UI Press are mostly anthologies by nation of contemporary poetry in translation. The series title was also used for translations of single authors published by IWP, without the UI Press, during roughly the same time period (see the tab IWP as publisher).
Not all publications below are produced by IWP, but the content is exclusively and intentionally former IWP participants and staff.
Most of the titles up to 1980 were published as an extension of the Iowa Translation series with the University of Iowa Press. Since then, IWP has sporadically published chapbooks and anthologies generated from its various programs. It also regularly co-publishes with allied presses, notably Autumn Hill Books (see Co-publications).
Other publications with known IWP sponsorship
IWP residents have collaborated since the beginning with small presses in Iowa City and surrounding areas, starting with Windhover Press, which later evolved into the UI Center for the Book.
IWP's directors have all been established writers, balancing creative endeavors and arts administration.
Professors Fredrick Woodard (1988-1990) and Sandra Barkan (1998-2000) served as interim directors.