Janine DeBaise writes poetry and creative non-fiction, as well as articles on teaching, book reviews, and the occasional guest editorial. She's just finished writing the book she describes as "the memoir Ferris Bueller would write if he were a middle-aged woman in upstate New York with a houseful of teenage kids and an ecofeminist agenda."
Her blog writing as jo(e) is an attempt to savor every day life. In addition, she asks friends, and sometimes strangers, to pose naked for her blog. These photos, and the conversations they've started, have evolved into a feminist project about body image.
Janine teaches writing and literature at SUNY-ESF, a college where both students and faculty are passionate about environmental issues.
Her chapbook Of a Feather was published by Finishing Line Press. Her writing has been published widely, including the journals below.
Baltimore Review • Baybury Review • Bitter Oleander • Blue Violin • California Quarterly • Central New York Environment • The Chariton Review • Comstock Review • Connecticut River Review • The Distillery • Ecologue • Fireweed • The Fourth River: A Journal of Nature and Place-based Writing • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies • Harvest • Hawaii Pacific Review • Hawk & Handsaw: the Journal of Creative Sustainability • Hybrid Pedagogy • Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment • Kalliope • Louisville Review • Mad Poets Review • Madison Review • Main Street Rag Poetry Journal • Manzanita Quarterly Literary Review• Maryland Review • Midwifery Today • Minnesota Review • North American Review • Owen Wister Review • Orion • Peralta Press • Phoebe: Journal of feminist scholarship theory and aesthetics • Poetry International • Portland Review • Red Owl • River Oak Review • Roanoke Review • Seattle Review • Silk Creek Review • Slant: A Journal of Poetry • Soundings East • Southwest Review • Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments • 13th Moon • Unwound • West Wind Review • Wild Thoughts • Women Artists Datebook • Writing on the Edge