Joan Kane

Joan Kane

About Joan Kane

Joan Naviyuk Kane is an Alaska Native Inupiaq American poet. She is the author of 8 books and chapbooks of poetry and prose, most recently Dark Traffic (University of Pittsburgh Press. 2021), Another Bright Departure (2019), along with The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife (2009), Hyperboreal (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), The Straits (2015), Milk Black Carbon (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), A Few Lines in the Manifest (Albion Books, 2018), and Sublingual (Finishing Line Press, 2018).
Kane has received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2014 American Book Award, the 2012 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and a 2009 Whiting Award. She was a judge for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Awards.

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