Missouri State-West Plains
Friday, June 2
11:00 C. D. Albin
Dr. Albin is a professor of English at Missouri State-West Plains. He has published a short-story collection, Hard Toward Home, and a poetry collection, Axe, Fire, Mule. He received the Missouri Author Award from the Missouri Library Association in 2017.
12:00 Phillip Howerton
Dr. Howerton is a professor of English at Missouri State-West Plains. He has published a poetry collection, The History of Tree Roots, and an anthology, The Literature of the Ozarks. He received the 2019 Missouri Literary Award.
1:00 Amy Wright Vollmar
Vollmar is a retired elementary school teacher. Her poetry has appeared in Elder Mountain and Cave Region Review, and her first book of poetry, Follow, was published by Cornerpost Press in 2020. Activities for kids!
2:00 James Fowler
Dr. Fowler teaches literature at the University of Central Arkansas. His poetry collection, The Pain Trader, was released by Golden Antelope Press in 2019, and his short story collection, Field Trip, was published by Cornerpost Press in 2022.
3:00 Agnes Vojta
Agnes Vojta teaches physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is the author of three poetry collections: Porous Land, The Eden of Perhaps, and A Coracle for Dreams.
Saturday, June 3
11:00 Anthony Priest
Priest is a professor of English at Missouri State-West Plains. He is the editor of Yonder Mountain: An Ozarks Anthology. His poetry collection, Until the Bridge, is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2023.
1:00 Wendy Taylor Carlisle
Carlisle is the author of four poetry collections: Reading Berryman to the Dog (2000), Discount Fireworks (2008), On the Way to the Promised Land Zoo (2019), and The Mercy of Traffic (2019).
2:00 Jim Hamilton
Hamilton is a retired newspaper editor and continues to write a column, Ozarks RFD, for regional newspapers, including the West Plains Quill. Several of his essays were collected in River of Used to Be and Ozarks RFD: Selected Essays.
3:00 Gerry Sloan
Sloan is a retired music professor living in Fayetteville. He has published five chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections: Paper Lanterns and Crossings: A Memoir in Verse.
4:30 Brooks Blevins
Dr. Blevins is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University. He is the author of the three-volume A History of the Ozarks, the definitive history of our region. He is also the author or editor of ten other books.