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.