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Missouriana—The Literary Legacy of the Show-Me State

Missouri, Missoura—it's all the same on the page. The Show-Me State may not be the first place that comes to mind when considering hubs of literary output, but Missouri has been home to pioneering and legendary writers for well over a century. This list details just a handful of important Missouri writers, from the 19th century to the digital era; from Twain to Twitter. Skeptical of Missouri's literary significance? In keeping with our state motto, allow me to Show-You.