The Cameron University Department of English and Foreign Languages continues the Visiting Writers Series with poet Janine Joseph on Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in the Wichita Room of the Shepler Center. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Joseph is the author of “Driving without a License,” winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2017 Oklahoma Book Award. Her poems and essays have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Best American Experimental Writing, Zócalo Public Square, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Her commissioned libretti 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, and “From My Mother's Mother.” She is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, an Inprint/Barthelme Fellowship in Poetry, a PAWA Manuel G. Flores Prize, and a Howard Nemerov Scholarship for the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, among other honors. Joseph is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.
October 18, 2017