Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry Born: in Vernon, Alabama Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHarrington lives in Champaign.
Biographical and Professional InformationJanice N. Harrington writes poetry and is the author of award-winning children's books. Growing up in Alabama and Nebraska, both settings figure prominently in her writing. A Cave Canem Fellow, Harrington is also the winner of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Poetry. Her poetry appears regularly in American literary magazines and has led to awards from the Illinois Arts Council and appearances on ''Poetry Daily'' and ''Verse Daily''. Previously a public librarian and a professional storyteller, she told stories at festivals around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. Harrington currently teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
*''Busy-Busy Little Chick'', Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013 *''Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone'', BOA Editions Ltd., 2007 *''Going North'', Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004 *''Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin'', BOA Editions Ltd, 2016 *''Roberto Walks Home'', Viking Juvenile, 2008 *''The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County'', Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2007 *''The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home'', BOA Editions Ltd., 2011 *"Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner", Boyds Mills & Kane, 2019 *"Catching a Storyfish", Wordsong, 2016