Janine Harrison

Poet

Highland, IN 46322
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Author's Bio

JANINE HARRISON, M.A., M.F.A., teaches creative and freelance writing, literature, and linguistics at Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN) and American Public University (online, based in WV) and is a freelance writer, a teaching artist, and a former Highland (IN) Poet Laureate (2017-18). She wrote Weight of Silence (Wordpool Press, 2019) and If We Were Birds (Moria Books, 2017). She is a former literary not-for-profit organization leader and has led, read, and spoken at literary events around the Midwest. Janine is also a poetry reader and reviewer for The Florida Review. She lives with her husband, fiction writer Michael Poore, and teen artist daughter, Jianna Sol.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Not Like the Rest of Us (INwords Publications, 2016)
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Veils, Halos & Shackles (Kasva Press, 2016)
Chapbook:
If We Were Birds (Moria Books, 2017)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Isabel Allende, James Baldwin, Sandra Cisneros, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Nikky Finney, Zora Neale Hurston, Mary Karr, Barbara Kingsolver, Yusef Komunyakaa, Toni Morrison, Michael Poore, Adrienne Rich, George Saunders, Danez Smith, Patricia Smith, Cheryl Strayed, and Ocean Vuong.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American, European American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Aug 11, 2019