Marcus S. Cafagna


Department

Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield

Details

Education

  • MFA, Writing/Poetry, 1998, Vermont College
  • MA, English/Poetry, 1989, Michigan State University
  • BA, English/Poetry, 1986, Michigan State University

Teaching

  • ENG 203: Creative Writing/Poetry
  • ENG 303: Creative Writing/Poetry II
  • ENG 503/607/707: Advanced Writing/Poetry
  • ENG 508: Independent Study
  • ENG 562/662: Contemporary American Poetry

Professional experience

Selected publications

  • The Broken World
  • Roman Fever
  • All the Rage in the Afterlife this Season

Journals and anthologies

  • The American Poetry Review
  • Beyond Hills: Contemporary Ozarks Poetry
  • Ploughshares
  • Poetry
  • Poets of the New Century
  • Quarterly West
  • The Southern Review

Research and professional interests

  • Poetry writing
  • Poetry as literature

Awards and honors

  • Selection of First Book, The National Poetry Series, 1995

  • Nominee, Pushcart Prize in Poetry, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2019
  • Nominee, Ruth Lily Poetry Fellowship, 1997
  • Recipient, College of Arts & Letters Research Award, 2001
  • Named, Notable Missouri Poet, 2008
  • Nominee, Missouri Poet Laureate, 2010, 2012