Janine Joseph was born and raised in the Philippines and Southern California. She is the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize, which touches on issues of immigration and an undocumented legal status. Currently, she lives in Stillwater, OK, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. Her poems and essays have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Zócalo Public Square, The Asian American Literary Review, The Collagist, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Janine holds an A.A. from Riverside City College, a B.A. from UC Riverside, an MFA from New York University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. A Kundiman fellow and editor for Tongue: A Journal of Writing and Art, Janine is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a Robert M. Hogge Faculty Teaching Award, a PAWA Manuel G. Flores Prize, an Academy of American Poets prize, a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and other honors. She also serves as Vice President of the Writers @ Work Executive Board.