Home School Miami 2016
Janine Joseph was born and raised in the Philippines and Southern California. She is the author of Driving without a License, winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her poems and essays about growing up undocumented in America have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Best American Experimental Writing, Zócalo Public Square, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Her commissioned libretti for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco include What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline, “On This Muddy Water”: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, and From My Mother's Mother. She is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, an Inprint/Barthelme Fellowship in Poetry, a PAWA Manuel G. Flores Prize, and a Howard Nemerov Scholarship for the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, among other honors. A member of Undocupoets and an editor of Tongue: A Journal of Literature & Art, Janine is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.