Published on June 11, 2014 by Amy
Janice Gould (born 1949) is a Koyangk’auwi (Konkow, Concow) Maidu writer and scholar. She is the author of Beneath My Heart, Earthquake Weather and co-editor with Dean Rader of Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry. Her book Doubters and Dreamers (2011) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award.
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Gould was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Berkeley. She graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Berkeley, earning degrees in linguistics (B.A) and English (M.A.). Her Ph.D. was completed at the University of New Mexico. She was the Hallie Ford Chair in Creative Writing at Willamette University. “In 2012 Janice completed a residency for Indigenous Writers at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.” She is also a musician, and plays guitar and accordion.
As of 2013, she is an Assistant Professor in Women’s and Ethnic Studies, and Native American Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.