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A native of Boston and longtime resident of Louisiana, Julie Kane was the 2011–2013 Louisiana Poet Laureate. She teaches at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Awards for her poetry include the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, National Poetry Series selection, a Fulbright Scholarship in Creative Writing/American Studies, the Open Poetry International Sonnet Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Poetry Prize, first prize in the Mademoiselle Magazine College Poetry Competition, and the George Bennett Fellowship in Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy. She has published several essays on women writers of light verse, and apparently it was contagious.
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/White Violet Press (October 21, 2013)