Professor Emeritus of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Julie Kane, hails from Boston, but made Louisiana her home. Some of her accolades include: 2015 Excellence in Teaching; 2003 winner of the National Poetry Series and finalist for the Poets' Prize; 2009 winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize.
Some of her award-winning poems consists of Rhythm & Booze, Jazz Funeral, and Paper Bullets. Kane's works appear in Best American Poetry 2016 and more than sixty anthologies. Her poems were read on The Writer's Almanac three times, by Garrison Keillor. Currently, she is co-editing with Grace Bauer "Nasty Women Poets" anthology to be published by Lost Horse Press.
In 2011 - 2013, Julie was chosen as Louisiana's Poet Laureate. When asked her feelings upon learning she was the chosen winner Kane replied, "I was overjoyed to be chosen. I have made this state my home for four decades now, so the honor was very meaningful to me. It also gave me the opportunity to travel around the state and meet so many new people who have an interest in poetry."
Julie will speak to Bayou Writers' Group on crafting poetry at their April 1st meeting at the Carnegie Memorial Library in Lake Charles, LA (411 Pujo Street). The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and open to the public.
For more information about Julie Kane and her works, visit her website www.juliekanepoet.com
Learn more about Bayou Writers' Group at www.bayouwritersgroup.com