Janine Joseph’s poems have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. She also wrote a commissioned libretto, “From My Mother’s Mother”, for the Houston Grand Opera’s Song of Houston series. She holds an MFA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Janine is an […]
I made my way around the front
to clock in, washed my hands,
dried them, and tied my apron strings.