Uncategorized | September 22, 2004

Part of the joy of working on a literary magazine is working with talented interns and editors who are publishing fiction and poetry in a variety of literary magazines as well as winning many prestigious awards. Our Editors’ Prize contest editor Tony Varallo has won more awards than is possible to mention in the brief space of a blog. (Who can keep up with his contest wins, anyway.) One of our former poetry editors, Jeffrey Thomson, has a wonderful new book of poetry, The Country of Lost Sons, now available from Parlor Press . Our current poetry editor Steve Gehrke won the 2002 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry for his memorable collection The Pyramids of Malpighi available from Anhinga Press and more recently first place for poetry in the Pirate’s Alley contest. And our webmaster Scott Kaukonen just won the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for his short story “Punnett’s Squares.” His short fiction collection, Ordination, is forthcoming from the The Ohio State University Press in April 2005. The editors of The Missouri Review are certain that more accolades are forthcoming. We will keep you posted.