Congratulations to Julija Sukys for winning the 2017 MU Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. Current and former students as well as colleagues in English wrote letters testifying to Julija’s care and leadership as a mentor of creative nonfiction writers and other graduate students.
Jordi Alonso, doctoral candidate in poetry, was recently interviewed by Lauren Kessler for the Los Angeles Review of Books for his latest, fully-illustrated chapbook The Lovers' Phrasebook, published 2017 by Red Flag Poetry.
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).