Welcome to the web site for poet and children’s writer, Janice N. Harrington. Harrington’s writing reflects her beginnings in rural Alabama and her life in the Midwest. A former librarian and professional storyteller, Harrington now teaches creative writing in the Department of English at the University of Illinois.


Featured Publications


The Hands of Strangers:
Poems from the Nursing Home

BOA Editions, 2011

poetry link Even the Hollow My
Body Made Is Gone

BOA Editions, 2007
Foreword by Elizabeth Spires

Janice N. Harrington