2012 Prairie Poetry Prize Co-Winner, 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.