Author Bio

Alan Proctor

Mr. Proctor’s poetry, fiction, and/or creative non-fiction have appeared in New Letters, Loon, The Laurel Review, Chautauqua, I-70 Review, Kansas City Voices, The Rockhurst Review, and Hanging Loose among other journals. He was twice a Reader’s Digest national poetry finalist, and a winner in the Whispering Prairie Press 2012 Rex Rogers Formal Poetry Contest. He is anthologized in The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers. His novel, Adirondack Summer, 1969 is forthcoming from Westphalia Press in 2018. With his brother, Bruce Proctor, he co-authored, The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate, published in 2015. The memoir received a featured review in Kirkus Reviews and was chosen by The Kansas City Star as one of its “101 Literary Stars for 2015”- one of only 12 memoirs so honored. Current projects include a book of poetry, Lost and Found, a humorous retelling of fairy tales – Grinn’s Fairy Tales: Out Loud Stories – and a book of humor, The Other Day Ago. Alan is the Senior Poetry Editor for Kansas City Voices and a former humor columnist, tree surgeon, fundraiser, college administrator and board member of The Writers Place based in Kansas City.


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