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Janine Certo

 Associate Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
 309 Erickson
 517-432-4841
Janine Certo is a poet and associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Her interests include contemporary poetics, aesthetic philosophy, sociocultural perspectives of writing, poetic inquiry, arts-based educational research, childhood education and beginning teacher learning. She is author of "In the Corner of the Living," first runner-up for the 2017 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in New Ohio Review, Crab Orchard Review, The National Poetry Review, Ruminate, Cider Press Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Italian Americana and elsewhere. She is also author of the book "Children Writing Poems: Poetic Voices in and out of School" (Routledge, 2018), which focuses on sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of children's poetry writing. Her articles and essays appear in journals including Journal of Literacy Research, Pedagogies, Journal of Aesthetic Education, English Education, Language Arts, The Reading Teacher and English Journal. Her writing has been supported by grants from The Spencer Foundation and the Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) at Michigan State University.

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