Posts Tagged: The Missouri Review

The Rumpus Interview with Jennifer Barber

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Poet Jennifer Barber discusses loss, identity, historical trauma, and her newest collection, Works on Paper.

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The Rumpus Interview with Mia Alvar

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Author Mia Alvar discusses her debut short story collection, In the Country, fictional motherhood, literature’s role in society, and the limits of belonging to a place.

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How to Enjoy Poetry

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Poetry can intimidate. Casual consumers of other art forms like film or fiction often willingly offer uninformed opinions, even if that only means rating a product on Amazon. But asking readers for opinions on poetry regularly leads to avoidance and elicits a bounty of excuses. Don’t overthink the poem, says Brad Babendir over at The […]

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Helpful Hints for Emerging Writers

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Being the most talented writer doesn’t necessarily translate into publishing success, which really comes from methodical and consistent work rather than raw talent. Read this and other advice for emerging writers at the Missouri Review‘s blog. Bonus: The post’s author, Michael Nye, “isn’t nearly as grumpy” as some other advice givers, and indulges in zero “kids […]

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The Missouri Review Showing us Love!

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The Missouri Review recently posted a quote on their Tumblr from our essay, “David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Cynicism Of Mark Edmundson, Or Poetry Is Still Not Dead:” I exaggerate. I oversimplify. I generalize. But there’s no cynicism here. American poetry is a mess. Long live American poetry. Thanks for the shout out, friends! We love you too!

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