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Featured Poet

Featured Illinois Poet

Although this website's objective is simply to promote the art of poetry, its special focus is the rich bounty of work created by our state's poets past and present. Through features on the work of Illinois poets, the site will highlight the poetic legacy of Illinois and showcase the bevy of fine poets currently writing within the state.

Biographical Note

Janice N. Harrington


Janice N. Harrington grew up in Alabama and Nebraska before moving to Illinois. Her first book of poetry, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone (2007), won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She has also written award-winning children's books. After working as a librarian and as a professional storyteller, Harrington now teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Janice Harrington's publisher


  • Drying Apples
  • Turning
  • Ash
  • Revival
  • Shaking the Grass

Janice N. Harrington's Poems

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