Janice N. Harrington

Janice N. Harrington

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Janice N. Harrington’s writing reflects her beginnings in rural Alabama, her life in the Midwest, and her interests in cultural history, the natural world, and the visual arts. Harrington’s latest book of poetry is Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin (BOA Editions). She is also the author of two earlier books of poetry, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone (winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award) and The Hands of Strangers, as well as the author of award-winning children’s books. A Cave Canem Fellow, a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, and a winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, Harrington has published poems in Callaloo, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Poetry, and many other literary journals as well as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Oxford University Press), and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. She teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Photo Credit: Brian Stauffer

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