Janine Joseph Residency
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
7pm – 8pm
While at Bethany, Janine Joseph will be continuing work on her second book poetry collection, tentatively titled Vulnerability Roadshow. The evening will include a reading of material from her work and an audience Q&A.
Author and Poet
Janine Joseph was born in the Philippines. She is the author of Driving Without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and da Vinci Eye award, finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award and Eric Hoffer Award, and named an Honorable Mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, World Literature Today, The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice, The Kenyon Review, Best New Poets, Best American Experimental Writing, Quarterly West, Zócalo Public Square, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, and elsewhere. A librettist, her commissioned work for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco include What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline, “On This Muddy Water”: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, From My Mother's Mother, and a forthcoming choral piece in celebration of Houston Methodist Hospital’s centennial anniversary. Janine has received scholarships and fellowships from the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, Kundiman, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bethany Arts Community, and MacDowell Colony. A co-organizer for Undocupoets, Janine is an assistant professor of creative writing at Oklahoma State University.