Julie Kane


Natchitoches, LA
Louisiana US

Author's Bio

Julie Kane is the author of Rhythm & Booze (University of Illinois Press, 2003), which was Maxine Kumin's selection for the National Poetry Series and a finalist for the 2005 Poets' Prize, and Jazz Funeral (Story Line Press, 2009), chosen by judge David Mason for the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. Her latest book is a collection of humorous poems: Paper Bullets (White Violet Press, 2014). A former George Bennett Fellow in Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy, New Orleans Writer in Residence at Tulane University, and Fulbright Scholar to Vilnius Pedagogical University (Lithuania), she is Professor Emeritus of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She was the 2011-2013 Louisiana Poet Laureate.

Publications & Prizes

Best American Poetry 2016 (Scribner, 2016)
The Seagull Reader: Poems (Norton, 2015)
Women Write Resistance: Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013)
Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin, 2012)
Villanelles (Everyman, 2012)
A Field of Large Desires: A Greville Press Anthology (Carcanet Press, 2010)
The Book of Irish American Poetry from the 18th Century to the Present (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007)
Paper Bullets (White Violet Press, 2014)
Jazz Funeral (Story Line Press, 2009)
Rhythm & Booze (University of Illinois Press, 2003)
Body & Soul (Pirogue Publishing, 1987)
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Mademoiselle Magazine College Poetry Prize (1973), Academy of American Poets Prize (1993), National Poetry Series (2002), Fulbright Scholarship in Creative Writing/American Studies (2002), Finalist for the Poets' Prize (2005), Finalist for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award in Poetry (2007), Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Poetry Award (2007), Open Poetry International Sonnet Competition (2008), Donald Justice Poetry Prize (2009), Louisiana Poet Laureate (2011-2013), NSU Excellence in Teaching Award (2014), NSU Jean D'Amato Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award (2015).

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Last update: Dec 06, 2016