Janis Harrington

Janis Harrington’s collection of narrative poems, Waiting for the Hurricane, won the 2017 Lena M. Shull Book Contest given by the North Carolina Poetry Society and was published by St. Andrews University Press. A reviewer noted: “At a time when respect for women’s lives has again come under fire, Harrington shares with us this collection—drawn from private experience—which in turn becomes the basis for a very political volume.”

Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in the USA and Europe, including: Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, The Kent State University Press; New Southerner Anthology; The Homestead Review; Midwest Gothic; Flying South; Off the Coast; and Kakalak 2016 and 2018. Several poems won awards and appeared in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Pinesong, sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. She has a Master’s degree in English with a Creative Writing focus from North Carolina State University.

Publications

Janis Harrington’s collection of narrative poems, Waiting for the Hurricane, won the 2017 Lena M. Shull Book Contest given by the North Carolina Poetry Society and was published by St. Andrews University Press. A reviewer noted: “At a time when respect for women’s lives has again come under fire, Harrington shares with us this collection—drawn from private experience—which in turn becomes the basis for a very political volume.” Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in the USA and Europe, including: Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, The Kent State University Press; New Southerner Anthology; The Homestead Review; Midwest Gothic; Flying South; Off the Coast; and Kakalak 2016 and 2018. Several poems won awards and appeared in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Pinesong, sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. She has a Master’s degree in English with a Creative Writing focus from North Carolina State University.

Participation at the 2019 West End Poetry Festival

  • Curated open mic | Thursday, October 17 | 6:30 pm | Cats Cradle Back Room

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.