Laura Van Prooyen


San Antonio, TX

Author's Bio

Laura Van Prooyen is author of two collections of poetry, Our House Was on Fire, nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize (Ashland Poetry Press 2015) and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press 2006). Her poems also have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review among others. Van Prooyen lives in San Antonio, TX.

Her services for writers and educators include manuscript consultation, teacher training workshops, and writing workshops for all levels. Laura has experience working with diverse populations that range in age from 7-70 in both community and academic settings.

Publications & Prizes

Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press, 2015)
Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press, 2006)
Prizes won: 

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize
AAUW (American Association of University Women) Career Development Grant
Residencies at VCCA, Ragdale, Madrono Ranch, Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow

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Last update: Sep 09, 2015