This week join Pacific Underground producers Jake and Matt for a conversation with Janine Joseph!
We were really excited to connect with Janine and speak with her about her brilliant & award winning first poetry collection, Driving Without a License. Our chat wends between subjects including what it was like writing a book about being an undocumented Filipina immigrant, baby powder, Manila traffic, using ghazals to reclaim memory after a traumatic accident and concussion, and because we're hella pinoy, food.
Don't miss it! But if you have to miss it, I suppose you can catch the archive.
Janine Joseph is a poet and librettist, with bylines in The Atlantic. She is the author of Driving Without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, da Vinci Eye award, named an Honorable Mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, and finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award and Eric Hoffer Award. A co-organizer for Undocupoets, she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.