Congratulations to Janine Joseph, winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize. The Alice James Books Board along with members of the Kundiman artistic staff selected her manuscript Driving Without a License. Along with book publication, Janine will also receive $1,000.
Janine Joseph holds an MFA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, and elsewhere. A recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, an Inprint/Barthelme Fellowship in Poetry, and an Academy of American Poets prize, she is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
The 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize finalists were: Purge by Michelle Chan Brown, Recombinant by Ching-In Chen, Love the Stranger by Jay Deshpande, quiet of chorus by Vanessa Huang, seconds of needless animal terror by Esther Lee, Cutlish by Rajiv Mohabir, The Space Between by Alison Roh Park, Tula by Chris Santiago, and Overpour by Jane Wong.
Congratulations to the winner and finalists!