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Janice Harlan Mikesell, American writer, poet. Registered Nurse, Colorado. Recipient Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Syndicated Fiction award National Endowment for the Arts, 1984, Schultz Werth award South Dakota State University, 1985, Mayors award, 2009; South Dakota Arts Council fellowship, 1985.


Mikesell, Janice Harlan was born on February 23, 1935 in St. Louis. Daughter of John Lawrence Harlan and Ruth Esther Bedwell.


Student, South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1985.


  • Registered Nurse, Colorado.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Survivor's Manual, 1989, Fate Worse than Dealth, 1995, Some People Don't Know that Barns Have Faces, 1998, No Redeeming Social Merit, 2000, For Better and Worse, 2002, Imagining Christopher, 2005. An Indulgence of Space, 2007, contributing editor Johnny Harlan, the Irish Boy, 1993. Contributing co-editor Women, Houses and Homes, 1988.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member South Dakota Humanities Counil Speakers Bureau, 2002—2004, since 2010. Member Poets and Writers, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, movies, antiques, photography.


Married James Roderick Weber, July 30, 1955 (divorced June 1974). Children: James, Stephen, David, Mary. Married Ritchie Patterson Mikesell, September 9, 1978(deceased April 4, 2010).

John Lawrence Harlan

Ruth Esther Bedwell

James Roderick Weber

Ritchie Patterson Mikesell

James Mikesell

Stephen Mikesell

David Mikesell

Mary Mikesell