Janice Gould is of mixed European and Concow (koyangk'auwi) descent and grew up in Berkeley, California. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, where she received degrees in Linguistics and English, and of the University of New Mexico, where she earned her Ph.D. in English. She recently earned a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of Arizona. Janice's books of poetry include Beneath My Heart (1990), Earthquake Weather (1996), Alphabet (an art book/chapbook, 1990), Doubters and Dreamers (2011), The Force of Gratitude (2017), and Seed (2019). She is the co-editor of Speak to Me Words: Essays on American Indian Poetry (2003), published by the University of Arizona. Janice is an associate professor in Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she developed and directs the concentration in Native American Studies.