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.
Featuring stories, poems, and essays by:
Gilbert Allen, Adam Regn Arvidson, Jonathan Barrett, Claudia Burbank, Anna Catone, Suzannah Dalzell, Julie Dunlop, Evelyn Hampton, Chad Hanson, David Hornibrook, Ann Elizabeth Huston, Athena Kildegaard, Judith Kleck, Talia Mailman, Maria Marsello, Susan McCarty, Stefan Milne, Amy Patrick Mossman, James Norcliffe, Andrew Payton, Ben Pfeiffer, Ian Pisarcik, Joseph Powell, Sean Prentiss, Mary Quade, Julia Shipley, Nicol Stavlas, Cara Stoddard, Tegan Swanson, Jeff Tigchelaar, Amy A. Whitcomb, Jake Young
The ambulance creaked into the village around dusk. Icy rain had begun to fall; the lakeshore was cold and empty. Gemstone sat in the passenger’s seat, heels pressed to the floorboard where heat from the engine leaked into the cab. Mac drove, as he usually did, leaning forward and squinting to discern the lines of the road beyond the headlamps. The Model T had no odometer, so Gemstone couldn’t tell how far they’d travelled, exactly—but she knew roughly how far the twelve-gallon tank could take them, and by her calculations they needed to stop for gas, or face being stranded in the New York countryside.
Moon City Review 2009 is a newly established book annual intermingling poetry, story (both fiction and creative nonfiction), visual art, and timely cultural and literary criticism.
Featuring the invited work of nationally renowned authors, MCR also provides a venue for upcoming authors and artists. Students and seasoned authors alike are invited to submit their best work for consideration in future volumes. for submission guidelines and upcoming special themes.
MCR 2009 includes poetry and fiction by Burton Raffel; poetry by Ted Kooser, Miller Williams, Marcus Cafagña, and Michael Burns; fiction (and an interview) by Kevin Brockmeier; short fiction by John Dufresne and Michael Cyzniejewski; and criticism by Billy Clem. A special section, “Archival Treasures,” features original and unknown work by Rose O’Neill, arguably the Ozarks’ most famous graphic artist.