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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 research interests include contemporary poetics, ethnic identity in the Southern Italian diaspora, the poetics of space, poetic inquiry, arts-based research, sociocultural perspectives of childhood writing, and teacher education. Her poems appear in Crab Orchard Review, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, and Quiddity, among other publications. Her debut poetry collection, "In the Corner of the Living," was first runner-up for the 2017 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. She is also author of the book "Children Writing Poems: Poetic Voices in and out of School" (Routledge, 2018) and has published widely on how to support children's poetry writing. Her articles are published in journals including Journal of Literacy Research, English Education, English Journal, Language Arts, and The Reading Teacher. She has received grants and fellowships from the Spencer Foundation, Story Rebels, and the Humanities and Arts Research Program at Michigan State.

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