Praire Poetry Prize


John Harrington


John Harrington is a poet, essayist, husband and father living with his wife and her border collie mix at the eastern edge of the 23,000 acre Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area.  By day he is the Green Communities Program and Loan Officer at Greater Minnesota Housing Fund and serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.  When not working or writing, he bakes bread, goes fly fishing with his wife, takes writing classes at The Loft, studies urban and natural ecology and spends time with his two adult children.  He is a graduate of Boston College with a major in English.

Ruth Hill was born and educated in upstate New York. She explored the Adirondacks, Appalachia and Alaska. She sailed BC, and became a Design Engineer. She is a dedicated tutor, and enjoys spoken word. Her poetry appears in Apollo’s Lyre, Cyclamens & Swords, Decanto, Little Red Tree, Litchfield Review, New Millennium Writings, Ocean Magazine, Poets for Human Rights, Rose & Thorn, Reach of Song, Song of the San Joaquin, and many more.