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.