Bio: Joan Kane is Irish and Inupiaq Eskimo, with family from King Island and Mary's Igloo, Alaska. She earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard College and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. Kane received the John Haines Award from Ice Floe Press in 2004, was a semi-finalist for the Academy of American Poets' Walt Whitman Award in 2006, and received a 2007 individual artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation. In 2009 her play, "The Gilded Tusk," won the Anchorage Museum theater contest and she was selected as a finalist for the Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Fellowship. She is a 2009 recipient of the Connie Boochever Fellowship from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, a National Native Creative Development Program recipient, and a Whiting Writers' Award winner. Along with her husband and sons, she lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Cormorant Hunter's Wife (poetry), NorthShore Press, 2009
Availability: Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, manuscript consulations.
Audience: I work with university writers
I have a particular interest in identity literature, new English literature, and women writers
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Listing last updated: February, 2011