Author Bio

Alan Proctor

Mr. Proctor’s poetry, fiction, and/or creative non-fiction have appeared in New Letters, Loon, 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 e-novel, Adirondack Summer, was published in 2013. With his brother, Bruce Proctor, he co-authored, The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate, published in 2015 by Westphalia Press. 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. Upcoming projects include a book of poetry, Waltz and March, and a book of humor, The Other Day Ago. Alan is a poetry editor for Kansas City Voices and a former humor columnist, tree surgeon, fundraiser, and college administrator. He serves on the board of The Writers Place based in Kansas City.


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