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Janine Joseph

Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Janine Joseph is the author of Driving without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2017 Oklahoma Book Award. Her poems and essays about growing up undocumented in America have appeared in World Literature Today, The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice, Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Best American Experimental Writing, Zócalo Public Square, The Journal, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, 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.