Julie Kane served as the Louisiana poet laureate from 2011 to 2013. Her two most recent poetry collections are Rhythm & Booze, Maxine Kumin’s selection for the National Poetry Series and a finalist for the Poets’ Prize, and Jazz Funeral, the winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. She is a former Fulbright scholar and professor of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La.
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