Laura Van Prooyen 


May 11, 2014: Laura will help celebrate the influence of poetry on the artwork of Robert Indiana with readings at the McNay Museum.
Come on out!

Laura's second book is forthcoming from Ashland Poetry Press!
Our House Was on Fire, nominated by Philip Levine, was awarded the McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. The book is set for release in January, 2015.

Check out new work online at The Cresset and Missouri Review.

REDUX gets the back story on the poem, "Migration."

Look for new work later this year in Pleiades and Ploughshares.

 Gemini Ink shows off Laura's writing space: click here.

Check out Laura's poems online:
NoTell Motel Featured Poet week of April 11-15, 2011 1 2 3 4
The Collagist
The Greensboro Review
Verse Daily

Look for these recent poems in print:

"Pine" and "Self-Portrait, Sitting" in Exit 7
"Our Story in Snow" and "Decade" in The Southern Review
"Out of Town" in Rhino

Laura's work appears in these ANTHOLOGIES:

Voltage Poetry
Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine
Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence
The Incredible Sestina Anthology

Book reviews:

Matthew Olzmann Mezzanines 
Rose McLarney The Always Broken Plates of Mountains
Sandra Beasley I was the Jukebox
Paula Bohince Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods


Laura is available to give readings and teach workshops in universities, schools, and within the community. 
Contact her at
See some great student work in Chicago Public Schools
:  5th and 6th.


American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Ragdale Foundation
Virginia Center for Creative Arts
Warren Wilson Program for Writers

Gemini Ink

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