Dr. Janine Joseph

Oklahoma, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Janine Joseph is the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Best American Experimental Writing 2015, The Kenyon Review OnlineHyphenThe JournalDrunken BoatBest New Poets 2009Zócalo Public Square, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day series, and elsewhere. Her commissioned work for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco includes What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline (2016), "On This Muddy Water": Voices from the Houston Ship Channel (2014), and From My Mother’s Mother (2012). She holds 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 with Writers in the Schools, Community~Word Project, and the Starworks Foundation. A recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, an Inprint/Barthelme Fellowship in Poetry, a Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center Fellowship for Collaboration Among the Arts, a PAWA Manuel G. Flores Prize, and an Academy of American Poets prize, Janine is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.

Website: http://www.janinejoseph.com/

Twitter Username: @ninejoseph


  • Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University (August 2013 - June 2016)
  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University (July 2016 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, English minor from University of California, Riverside (2005)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University (2007)
  • Doctoral Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from University of Houston (2013)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry