Awards Background

MFA Alum Kieron Walquist is Awarded The Missouri Review Poem of the Year

The Missouri Review is proud to announce that the winner of the 2022 Poem of the Year is Kieron Walquist, for his poem "Love Locks," which first appeared as a Poem of the Week for the week of April 4, 2022. They are thrilled to honor this heartbreaking, deeply humane poem and congratulate Kieron Walquist on this accomplishment. Read more about Walquist here.

We here at Washington University Department of English would like to join in congratulting Kieron on the award and his remarkable work!