Carla Gober-Park, of Redlands, CA, is the winner of the 2017 Prairie Poetry Prize Prairie Sampler contest with her beautiful submission “Prairie Poetry- Prairie Grasses.” Congratulations! Carla works as a professor and administrator at Loma Linda University in Southern California. Much of her writing focuses on nature and health, whether health of the land, people, relationships, or societies. She teaches whole person care to medical students and speaks to audiences throughout the world on a variety of topics related to wholeness and health. She lives with her Scottish husband, Gordon, and Weimaraner dog Cypher, in Redlands, CA.
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.
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.