City Review 2011
An Annual of Poetry, Story, Art, and Criticism
Edited by Marcus Cafagña and Joel Chaston
Photography by Bruce West
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
Cafagña is a professor of English at
Missouri State University, where he teaches poetry. His publications
include Roman Fever and The Broken World.
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).
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.
in MCR 2012: Our featured section will be children’s
literature, edited by Joel Chaston and Linda Trinh Moser.
6x9, 326 pages
Distributed for Moon City Press.