The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home

The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home

by Janice N. Harrington
The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home

The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home

by Janice N. Harrington

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Overview

As people live longer, we face the challenges that come with caring for, and living as, an aging population. This collection focuses on the sad, funny, mundane reality of life in a nursing home. In her own words, Janice N. Harrington worked her way through college as a nurses' aide and wrote The Hands of Strangers because she "cannot forget the 'girls' I worked with or the 'residents' under my care. I haven't forgotten what I saw, heard, felt, or learned."

Janic N. Harrington's debut Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone earned teh 2007 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, and an NEA fellowship for poetry.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934414545
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Series: American Poets Continuum , #130
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Janice N. Harrington: Janice N. Harrington writes poetry and children’s books. She grew up in Alabama and Nebraska, and both those settings figure largely in her writing. Her first book of poetry, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone (2007), won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is also the winner of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Poetry and a 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for emerging women writers. The author as well of award-winning children’s books, Harrington now teaches creative writing at the Universityof Illinois.

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