Janine Joseph was born and raised in the Philippines and Southern California. She is the author of Driving without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2017 Oklahoma Book Award. A limited number of copies are available for purchase in the Museum Shop during her visit.
Her poems and essays have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice, Best American Experimental Writing, Zócalo Public Square, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, and elsewhere. Her libretti for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco include What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline, On This Muddy Water, and From My Mother’s Mother. She is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, an Inprint/Barthelme Fellowship, a PAWA Manuel G. Flores Prize, and a Howard Nemerov Scholarship, among other honors. A member of Undocupoets, Janine is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.