About this book
The 2011 volume in the MCR book series focuses on alumni in the broadest sense of the word. Some of the best writers and artists in and from the Ozarks are featured, along with a generous mix of Missouri State students and faculty. Readers from the Ozarks may recognize some old friends, and other readers will get a better idea about “where we’re from.” Authors include former Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen, Michael Burns, Kerry James Evans, Brian Shawver, Roland Sodowsky, Alexandra Teague, Laura Lee Washburn, and National Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who offers a poem and an exclusive interview.
About the contributors
Marcus Cafagña is a professor of English at Missouri State University, where he teaches poetry. His publications include Roman Fever and The Broken World.
Joel Chaston is a professor of English at Missouri State University, where he teaches children’s/young adult literature. His publications include Lois Lowry and Bridges for the Young (with M. Sarah Smedman).
Bruce West is a professor of art at Missouri State University, where he teaches photography. His work has been exhibited worldwide and featured in such publications as Acts of Faith and Myst, Mistica e Mistero.
Distributed for Moon City Press.