The Los Angeles Review of Books published a review of Nick Francis Potter's hybrid short story and comics collection New Animals, which won the Subito Press Innovative Fiction Prize in 2014 and was published April 2016. The review, "The Short Story in the Age of Tumblr:
The English Department congratulates Professor Scott Cairns on being named the University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Professor by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.
The National Book Foundation has just announced Cave Canem as the 2016 recipient of its Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, the first time the award has been given to an organization rather than an individual.
Samantha Franks (B.A. English and Political Science, 2016) has won a Fulbright Award to study Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding at Durham University in England.
Governor Jay Nixon has chosen MU Professor of English Aliki Barnstone for the position of poet laureate of Missouri. A poet, translator, critic, and editor, she is the author of eight books of poetry.
Mizzou's most coveted teaching honor, the William T. Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence, has been awarded to Associate Professor Alexandra Socarides.
Poet Jimmy Kimbrell earned his doctorate at MU in 1998 and has published three volumes (Smote, 2015; My Psychic, 2006; and The Gatehouse Heaven, 1998).
Poet Melissa Range will be publishing her manuscript Scriptorium with Beacon Press as one of five winners of the 2015 National Poetry Series Open Competition.
In a 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone, a character named Janet Tyler anxiously awaits the removal of her facial bandages.