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Janice Northerns of Liberal (D-7) is the author of Some Electric Hum, 2021 winner of the KAC Nelson Poetry Book Award, the Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award from the University of Kansas, and a WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Poetry. Her poetry has been widely published, and her book reviews have been published in journals such as The Rumpus and The Rupture. The author grew up on a farm in rural West Texas and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University, where she received the Robert S. Newton Creative Writing Award. Other honors include a Brush Creek Foundation writing residency, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and numerous awards for individual poems. She and her husband have lived in Liberal since 1998. When not writing, Janice enjoys dog walks, cooking, and kayaking.