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Janine Oshiro, former English Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Windward Community College
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Email: jhoshiro@hawaii.edu

Committee Membership

  • Developmental Education Committee, Member

Picture of Janine OshiroEducation

  • Mililani High School
  • Whitworth College, B.A. in English and Art
  • Portland State University, M.A. in Writing
  • University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, M.F.A. in English (Poetry)


A Few Publications

  • Recent poems in Bamboo Ridge # 94 - Editors' Choice Award for New Bamboo Ridge Writer
  • Poems in Thermos Magazine
  • "I Spy," essay in Oregon Humanities
  • "Next, Dust," poem in Beloit Poetry Journal
  • Poems in Caffeine Destiny
  • Poem in The Laugh Child

Activities and Affiliations

A Few Writers and Books I Love

  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Emily Dickinson
  • A.R. Ammons
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Wallace Stevens
  • Robert Frost
  • Don't Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine
  • Indeed I Was Pleased With the World by Mary Ruefle
  • Aggregate of Disturbances by Michele Glazer
  • Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
  • Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West by M.B. Parkes
  • Artful Sentences by Virginia Tufte
  • The Art of Simple Foods by Alice Waters

Most Interesting Job

Working the late shift at Zippy's

Favorite Places to Eat and Shop

  • KCC Farmers' Market
  • The Alley at Aiea Bowl
  • Phuket Thai
  • Deluxe Pastry in Kaneohe
  • Hokulani Bakery