Kelli Stevens Kane is a poet, playwright, and oral historian whose work--both on the page and in performance--unearths surprises at the crossroads of human vulnerability and possibility.
Kane's poetry manuscript, "Hallelujah Science," was a Finalist for the 2011 Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize, and a Semifinalist for the Persea Books 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize in Poetry.
She's an August Wilson Center Fellow, a Cave Canem Fellow, a Flight School Fellow, and an Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant recipient.
She's an alum of the Callaloo, VONA, and Hurston/Wright poetry workshops. She's also the recipient of a merit-based scholarship to a playwrighting workshop at the Norman Mailer Center.
Kane performs nationally, including appearances at the Cornelia Street Cafe and Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, and The Carnegie Museum of Art. Kane's opened both the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge MA, and TedXWomen Pittsburgh.
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Listing last updated: February 4, 2013