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Ms. Jana Harris

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Company Description: The magazine has produced twenty issues in the last 18 years, under Jana's stewardship, and with several different co-editors. Our readership has risen consistently...   more
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Switched-on Gutenberg Editors
www.switched-ongutenberg.org, 17 Feb 2015 [cached]
Jana Harris, Roberta Feins and Linda Malnack, Editors
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Jana Harris, Editor
Jana Harris has published nine books of poetry, including You Haven't Asked Me About My Wedding or What I Wore, Poems of Courtship on the American Frontier recently released by The University of Alaska Press. Oher titles include: We Never Speak of It, Idaho-Wyoming Poems, 1889-90 (Ontario Review Press, 2003), The Dust of Everyday Life (Sasquatch Books, 1997), and Oh How Can I Keep On Singing?: Voices of Pioneer Women (Ontario Review Books, 1993). She has released two novels, and a memoir called Horses Never Lie about Love. Jana teaches creative writing online at the University of Washington and The Writer's Workshop. She lives on a farm in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where she raises horses.
The Writer's Workshop teaches Seattle writing classes, travel writing classes and online writing courses. Check out our classes and sign up today.
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Jana Harris teaches the novel writing sequence for The Writer's Workshop. She is a novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Her award-winni ng books include the novel Alaska, a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she worked for six years as director of Writers in Performance at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. She now lives with her husband in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where they raise horses. Ms. Harris teaches the novel writing sequence for The Writer's Workshop and at the University of Washington where she is editor and founder of Switched-on Gutenberg (http://www.switched-ongutenberg.org), one of the first electronic poetry journals of the English-speaking world. Her second novel, The Pearl of Ruby City was released from St. Martin's Press. In 2001 she won a Pushcart Prize for poetry. Jana is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, PEN, Poetry Society of America, and AWP. Recently she has been writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, St. Catherine's College (St. Paul, MN), and Washington State University.
The Writer's Workshop: Poetry Writing Classes | The Writer's Workshop
www.thewritersworkshop.net, 6 Aug 2014 [cached]
Instructor: Jana Harris.
Jana Harris teaches the poetry writing sequence for The Writer's Workshop. She is a novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Her award-winning books include the novel Alaska, a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she worked for six years as director of Writers in Performance at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. She now lives with her husband in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where they raise horses. Ms. Harris teaches the novel writing sequence for The Writer's Workshop and at the University of Washington where she is editor and founder of Switched-on Gutenberg (http://www.switched-ongutenberg.org), one of the first electronic poetry journals of the English-speaking world. Her second novel, The Pearl of Ruby City was released from St. Martin's Press. In 2001 she won a Pushcart Prize for poetry. Jana is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, PEN, Poetry Society of America, and AWP. Recently she has been writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, St. Catherine's College (St. Paul, MN), and Washington State University.
Sultan poet Jana Harris ...
epls.org, 3 Mar 2015 [cached]
Sultan poet Jana Harris gives voice to real pioneer women in a poetry reading and discussion at Everett Public Library.
Harris will read from and discuss her recent book of poems, "You Haven't Asked About My Wedding or What I Wore," at 2 p.m. Saturday March 21 in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt in Everett.
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In studying the letters and diaries of pioneer women for thirty years, poet Harris found that one story often connected them: their most powerful memories were of courtships and weddings.
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Harris teaches creative writing at the University of Washington. This is her eighth published book of poetry. She has been a Washington State Governor's Writers Award winner and a PEN West Center Award finalist. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she worked for six years as the director of Writers in Performance at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York.
Robin Straus Agency | Authors
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Jana Harris Robin Straus Agency | Authors Robin Straus Agency
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Jana Harris
A poet, novelist, short story writer, and essayist, Jana Harris's award-winning books include Manhattan as a Second Language, Poems( Harper & Row) and Oh How Can I Keep On Singing? Voices of Pioneer Women, Poems (Ontario Press, Princeton), both Pulitzer Prize nominees. Oh How Can I Keep On Singing? was a Washington State Governor's Writers Award winner, a PEN West Center Award finalist, and has been adapted for educational television, as well as for the stage. Her novel Alaska was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she worked for six years as director of Writers in Performance at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. She now lives with her husband in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where they raise horses. Ms. Harris teaches creative writing at the University of Washington where she is editor and founder of Switched-on Gutenberg, one of the first electronic poetry journals of the English-speaking world. Her seventh book of poems, The Dust of Everyday Life, an epic concerning the lives of forgotten Northwest pioneers, (Sasquatch) won the 1998 Andres Berger Award. Her second novel, The Pearl of Ruby City was released from St. Martin's Press. In 2001 she won a Pushcart Prize for poetry. Jana is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, PEN, Poetry Society of America, and AWP. Recently she has been writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, St. Catherine's College (St. Paul, MN), and Washington State University. Her eighth collection of poetry We Never Speak of It, Idaho-Wyoming Poems, 1889 (Ontario) was published in 2003 and nominated for the Kingsley Tufts Award. She won a Reader's Choice Award in poetry from Prairie Schooner in 2004.
"The work of Jana Harris is unique in American writing.
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Jana Harris is currently working on a book of prose poems about weddings among pioneer settlers.
Links Jana Harris official website
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Ten years after her award-winning montage of verse monologues, Oh How Can I Keep on Singing: Voices of Pioneer Women, Harris uses the same form to limn a year in a late-nineteenth-century farming and mining area on the Idaho-Wyoming border.
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Harris' earlier book was successfully dramatized, and this book, too, would make a splendid performance piece.
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Award-winning poet Jana Harris tells the inspiring story of her twenty-four year relationship with a troubled but beautiful, blood-red feral mare who, in spite of her troubled past, has a talent for healing and helping every human and other being she comes into contact with.
In Horses Never Lie About Love, Harris lyrically recounts how this wounded, implacable beast held a magical influence over the other horses of the ranch and how she eased uncannily into the role of mother after having a foal. In time she became the heart of the ranch-now thirty-three years old, she is a matriarchal presence without whom the other horses cannot sleep at night, and whose quiet wisdom transmits strength of character that transcends the thin line between animals and the humans they love.
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