Koyoonk’auwi (Concow) poet Janice Gould has been published poetry in over 60 journals and magazines and has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Writers, the Pikes Peak Arts Council, and from the online publication Native Literatures: Generations. She earned a PhD in English at the University of New Mexico and an MLS from the University of Arizona. 

Gould's books of poetry include Beneath My Heart, Alphabet (chapbook, 1990), Earthquake Weather (1996), and Doubters and Dreamers (2011), a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for and the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. She is the co-editor, with Dean Rader, of Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry (2003). In 2012 Janice completed a residency for Indigenous Writers at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A musician as well as a poet, Janice plays guitar and accordion, and helped to found Trio Pan Dulce, a Portland, Oregon-based group that plays tangos, flamenco, French Café music, and Latin American Folk music

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.