Joan Kane’s first collection of poems, The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, will be published by NorthShore Press in Alaska this fall and will include poems that have appeared in Barrow Street, absent, and The Northwest Review. She is Inupiaq Eskimo with family from King Island and Mary’s Igloo, Alaska and now lives in Anchorage. She received a B.A. from Harvard, and an M.F.A. from Columbia’s School of the Arts, which she earned with the assistance of a Columbia University Writing Fellowship. A winner of the John Haines Award, a semi-finalist for the Walt Whitman Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award recipient, and a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, she won the Anchorage Museum theater award for her first play, The Gilded Tusk. She is at work on a second poetry collection.
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