Laura Van Prooyen

Poetry Facilitator


Laura Van Prooyen is author of three collections of poetry: Frances of the Wider Field, Our House Was on Fire, nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize, and Inkblot and Altar. She is also co-author of Text Structures from Poetry, a book of writing lessons for educators of grades 4-12. Van Prooyen is the Managing Editor for The Cortland Review, facilitates free online workshops with Community Building Art Works for healthcare workers, and is the founder of Next Page Press. She works as an independent consultant to writing clients and designs and facilitates customized workshops in the workplace to meet both individual and organizational wellness needs. She lives in San Antonio, TX.