Janine Joseph’s debut collection, Driving Without a License, winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize, is forthcoming from Alice James Books (2016). Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Journal, Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, California Journal of Poetics, and elsewhere. Her commissioned work for the Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) stage includes a libretto, From My Mother's Mother, and a song cycle, "On This Muddy Water": Voices from the Houston Ship Channel. She holds an MFA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Janine lives in Ogden, UT, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University.