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Janine Joseph’s debut collection, Driving Without a License, winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize, is forthcoming in spring 2016 from Alice James Books. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Kenyon Review Online, Painted Bride Quarterly, Hyphen Magazine, The Journal, Drunken Boat, Asian American Literary Review, Best New Poets 2011, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She also wrote a commissioned libretto, entitled “From My Mother’s Mother,” for the Houston Grand Opera’s “Song of Houston: East + West” series. Janine holds a B.A. from UC Riverside, an MFA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston, where she was a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. She has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at the University of Houston and New York University, as well as with Writers in the Schools, Community~Word Project, and the Starworks Foundation. Janine currently lives in Ogden, Utah, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University. She was born in the Philippines.