Just out from LSU Press (Spring 2020):


 "What a labor of love this book is: love for place and roots, for family and ancestors, for poetry and its traditions, for healing and survival. Mysteries of time and lineage, family tales and traumas, ancient ballads and Kane's signature villanelles interweave their patterns throughout like Celtic knots in an heirloom piece of jewelry. But, above all, 'Mothers of Ireland' gleams out with the bracing, attentive, disarming certainty of the need for truth."

—Annie Finch

"This latest book by the former poet laureate of Louisiana explores the intersection of personal and historical memory with an unflinching eye, the utmost formal urgency, and an obsessive desire to plumb the starkest emotional truths-a work of revelations and raw elegance."

—Daniel Tobin, Editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry: Eighteenth Century to the Present


Available from LSU Press and online booksellers.



  • 03 Oct 2020, 3 PM Eastern/2 PM Central: Poetry Buffet Reading (New Orleans)

  • 04 Oct 2020, 3 PM Eastern/2 PM Central: Carmine Street Metrics Reading (New York City)

  • 01 Nov 2020, 3 PM Eastern/2 PM Central: Nasty Women Poets Reading in Sandy Yannone's "Cultivating Voices" Series

  • 15 Nov 2020, Time TBD: Louisiana Fulbright Alumni Poets Reading 

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