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Great River Reading Series: Jean Prokott

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Jean Prokott

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Science Laboratory Center 120

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10-13-2022 5:00 PM

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10-13-2022 5:30 PM

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Poet and WSU graduate Jean Prokott visited campus on October 13th, 2022, as part of the John S. Lucas Great River Writing Series. Prokott’s poetry collection The Second Longest Day of the Year won the Howling Bird Press Book Prize and was published with Howling Bird Press in November 2021. She is also the author of the chapbook The Birthday Effect (Black Sunflowers 2021) and is a recipient of the AWP Intro Journals Award and the John Calvin Rezmerski Memorial Grand Prize with the League of Minnesota Poets.

Prokott holds a Master of Science in Education from Winona State and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato’s MFA program. She has been teaching at the high school, college, and graduate levels for over fifteen years. She is a recipient of two scholarships from the National Endowment for the Humanities: to study the Philosophers of Education at Boston University and to study John Steinbeck at Stanford & San Jose State University.

Prokott teaches English at Century High School in Rochester, where she lives with her husband and their two dogs. You can read more about her and sample her work at https://jeanprokott.com/

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Great River Reading Series: Jean Prokott

Science Laboratory Center 120

Poet and WSU graduate Jean Prokott visited campus on October 13th, 2022, as part of the John S. Lucas Great River Writing Series. Prokott’s poetry collection The Second Longest Day of the Year won the Howling Bird Press Book Prize and was published with Howling Bird Press in November 2021. She is also the author of the chapbook The Birthday Effect (Black Sunflowers 2021) and is a recipient of the AWP Intro Journals Award and the John Calvin Rezmerski Memorial Grand Prize with the League of Minnesota Poets.

Prokott holds a Master of Science in Education from Winona State and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato’s MFA program. She has been teaching at the high school, college, and graduate levels for over fifteen years. She is a recipient of two scholarships from the National Endowment for the Humanities: to study the Philosophers of Education at Boston University and to study John Steinbeck at Stanford & San Jose State University.

Prokott teaches English at Century High School in Rochester, where she lives with her husband and their two dogs. You can read more about her and sample her work at https://jeanprokott.com/