Evelyn Somers (Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia) joined the Missouri Review as an intern and has been associate editor of the magazine since 1990. Work she has edited for TMR has appeared in virtually every major prize anthology. Highly respected for her one-on-one work with authors, both established authors and those publishing for the first time, Somers is also a prose writer whose work has appeared widely in literary journals. In addition to her editorial work, she teaches Women and Gender studies at the University of Missouri and literature and writing at Columbia College. She is a former contributing editor for Bloom, where she has published essays and interviews with late-blooming writers. As a freelance prose editor, her editing credentials include over 30 edited books in many genres. Books she has edited have won the John Simmons award, the Drue Heinz and the Peter Taylor prize for the novel. She is a recipient of a Barbara Deming Foundation grant for her writing about women’s issues.
Mar 17 2015
The Collected Voice: Three Recent Essay Collections of Note
Robinson, Marilynne. When I Was a Child I Read Books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012, 206 pp., $24 Patchett, Ann. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Harper, 2013,
Apr 16 2013
Nailing Down the Truth
Featuring reviews of: Janet Planet by Eleanor Lerman. Mayapple Press, 2011, 208 pp., $17.95 (paper). Faith by Jennifer Haigh. Harper Perennial, 2012, 352 pp., $14.99 (paper). Intuition by Allegra Goodman.
Sep 01 1997
The Found Text feature in this issue is a never-before-published, full-length play by Tennessee Williams, Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? It seems especially appropriate for The Missouri Review to be
Dec 01 1996
Foreword: Secret Lives
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