Interviews & Recorded Readings


Poetry For All Podcast “In this episode, our guest Laura Van Prooyen reads “Elegy for My Mother’s Mind,” a poem that navigates the complexities of memory, loss, and familial relationships. Laura’s poem gives us an opportunity to think about the deep sources of poetic inspiration, the revision process, and the power of metaphor.”

The Deckle Edge  “In this interesting and engaging discussion we talk about Laura’s life and how she came to be a writer of poetry. We talk about meditation and journaling practices, and about her writing process and how she thinks about organization collections of poetry. We also talk about several other projects Laura is involved in, including something new and exciting.”

Interview with Allyson Whipple. “We conducted [this interview] via email over the past few months . . . that we wrote our questions and responses amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life reflects something that I admire about Laura’s poetry: our other work, our obligations, do not take us away from poetry. They are the stuff of which poetry is made.”

Interview with Cindy Huyser

Interview with Spoon River Poetry Review


Texas Public Radio. Book Public.

Adroit Issue 38 Kick Off. Reading Eight Poets.

Wednesday Night Poetry. Kollective Coffee+Tea.

Politics and Prose Reading: Laura, Jeff Oaks and Chloe Yelena Miller.

Lit Youngstown:  Discussion and Reading with Laura, Genevieve Kaplan and Jennifer Sperry Steinorth.

Kelly Fordon’s Blog. Reading. Laura.

Laura performs work from Frances of the Wider Field with Agarita Chamber Players: