Janine Joseph

Janine Joseph is a formerly undocumented poet and librettist from the Philippines, and the author of Decade of the Brain (Alice James Books, 2023) and Driving Without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), which won the Kundiman Poetry Prize.

Joseph has been the recipient of fellowships, prizes, and residencies from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kundiman, MacDowell, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center, Philippine American Writers and Artists, the Academy of American Poets, Hedgebrook, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Bethany Arts Community.

Joseph is an associate professor of creative writing at Oklahoma State University, as well as a visiting associate professor and 2022–23 Dean’s Distinguished Scholar at Virginia Tech. Joseph is a co-organizer for the organization Undocupoets.