Janice Northerns


Liberal, KS

Author's Bio

Janice Northerns, who grew up on a farm in rural West Texas, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University. After teaching college and high school English for many years, she recently retired and now enjoys writing full-time.  Her first full-length poetry collection, Some Electric Hum is forthcoming in August from Lamar University Literary Press. Her awards include a Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts residency, a Sewanee Writers’ Conference scholarship, and the Robert S. Newton Creative Writing Award from Texas Tech University. She and her husband currently live in southwest Kansas.

Publications & Prizes

Some Electric Hum (Lamar University Literary Press, 2020)
Prizes won: 

2020 Honorable Mention, Passager Poetry Contest;

2020 Finalist, River Heron Review Poetry Contest;

2019 Co-winner, Princemere Poetry Prize;

2017 Second Place, Marr Poetry Prize, Southwest Review;

2017 Finalist, PhotoFinish Poetry Contest, Iron Horse Literary Review;

2017 Finalist, Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Contest;

1993 Robert S. Newton Creative Writing Award, Texas Tech University




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Favorite authors: 
Traci Brimhall, Rebecca Aronson, B. H. Fairchild, William Wenthe, Walt McDonald, Mary Karr, and Carolyn Forche

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Last update: Jul 20, 2020