(CavanKerry Press, 2014), Underlife
(CavanKerry Press, 2009)
MISERY ISLANDS was selected for a 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. It was selected by Mass Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book for 2015 and won the 2015 Massachusetts Book Award.
UNDERLIFE was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize. In December 2009, January was awarded a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant. In 2012, her poem, "Chocolate, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.