Nick Francis Potter

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:

Scott Cairns Photo

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.

Cornelius Eady and Toi Derricote

Cornelius Eady and Toi Derricote (Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths)

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

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.

Aliki Barnstone

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.

Spring 2016 Missouri Review cover
The Missouri Review’s new issue, “Wonders and Relics," features the winners of the 2015 Jeffrey E.
Alexandra Socarides

Mizzou's most coveted teaching honor, the  William T. Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence, has been awarded to Associate Professor Alexandra Socarides.

Jimmy Kimbrell

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).

Melissa Range

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.

Ugliness: A Cultural History

In a 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone, a character named Janet Tyler anxiously awaits the removal of her facial bandages.