Julie Kane


Born
in Boston, The United States
July 20, 1952

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Julie Kane is a contemporary American poet, scholar, and editor. She was the Louisiana Poet Laureate for the 2011–2013 term.

Although born in Massachusetts, Kane has lived in Louisiana for over three decades and writes about the region with the doubled consciousness of a non-native. Her work shows the influence of the Confessional poets; indeed, she was a student in Anne Sexton's graduate poetry seminar at Boston University at the time of Sexton's suicide. She is also associated with the New Formalist movement in contemporary poetry, although she has published free verse as well as formal verse. Her formal poems tend to bend the "rules" of poetic forms and employ slant rhyme.

She is the winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize, judged by
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Average rating: 4.33 · 197 ratings · 29 reviews · 16 distinct works
Rhythm and Booze

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Jazz Funeral

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Paper Bullets

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Body & Soul

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Body and Soul

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The Bartender Poems

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Victor Hugo's Leopoldine Poems

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The Crafty Poet: A Portable...

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Nasty Women Poets: An Unapo...

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