Great Plains Writers’ Tour presents Missouri poet laureate

Mount Marty College will host author and Missouri Poet Laureate William Trowbridge at this year's Great Plains Writers' Tour. Trowbridge's presentation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Mount Marty College's Marian Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Trowbridge holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M. A. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. In April 2012, he was appointed to a two-year term as poet laureate of Missouri.

His poetry publications include five full collections, most recently Ship of Fool (Red Hen Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in more than 30 anthologies and textbooks, as well as in such periodicals as Poetry, Crazyhorse, The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review and New Letters.

His awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference scholarship, a Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo and The Anderson Center.

He is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University, where he was an editor of The Laurel Review/GreenTower Press from 1986 to 2004. Now living in Lee's Summit, MO, he teaches in the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in the writing program.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact director of the Great Plains Writers' Tour, Jim Reese, at (605) 668-1362 or

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