Janice Gould is of mixed European and Concow (koyangk'auwi) descent and grew up in Berkeley, California. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, where she received degrees in Linguistics and English, and of the University of New Mexico, where she earned her Ph.D. in English. She recently earned a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of Arizona.
Janice's poetry has seen publication in a number of journals and anthologies, and she has won awards for her writing from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Astraea Foundation. Her books of poetry include Beneath My Heart, Earthquake Weather, and Alphabet (an art book/chapbook). She is the co-editor of Speak to Me Words: Essays on American Indian Poetry, published by the University of Arizona. Janice has worked as a professor in English, Creative Writing, Native American Studies and Women's Studies and served a three-year term as the Hallie Ford Chair in Creative Writing at Willamette University. While working on her MLS at the University of Arizona, she worked as a Research Assistant in the archives at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.
Janice is also a musician-she plays guitar and accordion-a birdwatcher, hiker, photographer, and folk dancer. She regularly posts her photographs on her blog; check it out at www.jamannapoet.blogspot.com. She is currently teaching a class in Native American Philosophical Thought.