Janine Joseph is a poet and librettist from the Philippines. She is the author of Driving Without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, and Decade of the Brain, forthcoming in 2023 from Alice James Books. Her poetry, essays, and critical writings have recently appeared in The Nation, The Georgia Review, Orion, Pleiades, The Atlantic, Copper Nickel, Poets & Writers, and The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice. Her commissioned work for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco includes In Our Care, What Wings They Were, “On This Muddy Water”: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, and From My Mother's Mother. A co-organizer for Undocupoets and MacDowell Fellow, Janine is an assistant professor of creative writing at Oklahoma State University.