Janine Joseph’s new book, Driving Without a License, published by Alice James Books, launches in May 2016. The reviews are rolling in: Publishers Weekly says, “Through her variety of lines, of old and new forms, and of voices adopted and inhabited, Joseph, herself Filipina-American, does justice to the raw emotions around immigration with verve.” Barbara Hoffert of Library Journal says, “Joseph blends everyday anxieties with deeper ones, avoiding outright reportage for smarter inflection. The tensions of visiting the immigration lawyer’s office, for instance, are seen in the mad drive away. VERDICT: A gifted writer’s view on an all-American issue.”
* Winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize
* Named a spring 2016 “Don’t-Miss” poetry title by Library Journal
* Selected as a Top Poetry Pick for spring 2016 by Library Journal
* Selected as a must-read book for 2016 by Brooklyn Magazine
Learn more about Driving Without A License on Janine Joseph’s web site.
JANINE JOSEPH is the author of Driving Without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. Janine’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Best American Experimental Writing 2015, Kenyon Review Online, Hyphen, Best New Poets 2009, Zócalo Public Square, 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, where she was a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. Janine lives in Ogden, UT, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University.