Jean Prokott

teacher. writer.

Jean Prokott

Jean Prokott’s poetry and nonfiction is published or forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Quarterly West, Sierra Nevada Review, RHINO, and Red Wheelbarrow, among other journals. Prokott is a recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award, a second place recipient of the Joan Ramseyer Poetry Award, a finalist for the RHINO Founder’s Prize, and a finalist for the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. Her poetry manuscript received third place in the Cathlamet Prize for poetry and was a finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize.

I have been teaching at the high school, college, and graduate levels for over fifteen years and have designed original curriculum for over ten courses, including Honors Philosophy, Creative Writing, Literature and History of Film, American Literature, AP Language & Composition, and Implementation of Instruction and Curriculum Planning.

I’m a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato’s MFA program, hold a Master’s of Science in Education, and live with my husband, Labrador, and Dachshund in Rochester, Minnesota. What can I say? I live right next to that giant corn and a mile away from Mayo Clinic, where they’re saving lives.

I am an education enthusiast, a doer of laundry, an eater of pizza, a runner when it’s nice out, a tattooed social justice warrior, a frequent dog petter, a trivia and political junkie, and, most recently, a creator of websites.