Some Electric Hum

"Deeply engaged with place, these poems range across Texas to Kansas to hold up the objects and people that created a personal history and 'grapple with words just west of the tongue.'"


—Traci Brimhall,

author of Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod 

"At the core of this book are the raw elements of birth, love, and death; while surrounding them are sophisticated yet impassioned readings of the violence of history, class, and social codes."


—William Wenthe, author of Words Before Dawn

" Janice Northerns' poems  .... the impossibly precise, sharply honed imagery; flawless narrative flow; and dramatic landscape description is breathtaking, a sure sign of poetic talent on a very deep level."


—B. H. Fairchild, author of Usher: Poems

Lamar University Literary Press, 2020

About the Author

Janice Northerns

Janice Northerns grew up on a farm in rural West Texas and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas Tech University. After teaching college and high school English for many years, she recently took early retirement to devote more time to writing. She currently lives in southwest Kansas with her husband, Bill McGlothing. An award-winning poet, Northerns' work has been published widely in journals such as The Chariton Review, descant, The Laurel Review, Roanoke Review, Southwestern American Literature, Iron Horse Literary Review, and elsewhere. Some Electric Hum is her first full-length poetry collection.