Missouri Poet Laureate
William Trowbridge Appointed Missouri's 3rd Poet Laureate
William 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
His poetry publications include five full collections: Ship of Fool (Red Hen Press, 2011), The Complete Book of Kong (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2003), Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger (University of Arkansas Press, 2000, 1995, 1989), and three chapbooks, The Packing House Cantata (Camber Press, 2006), The Four Seasons (Red Dragonfly Press, 2001) and The Book of Kong (Iowa State University Press, l986).
His poems have appeared in more than 30 anthologies and textbooks, as well as in such periodicals as Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, The Georgia Review, Boulevard, The Southern Review, Columbia, Colorado Review, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, and New Letters.
He has given readings and workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores,
and literary conferences throughout the United States. 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 writing program.
In honor of Missouri's first Poet Laureate, the Missouri Center for the Book has commissioned a limited edition printing of Moon Walk Missouri, by Poet Laureate Walter Bargen.
To purchase your own copy of Moon Walk Missouri, visit:
309 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203