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A new edition of JAZZ FUNERAL,
winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize

From LSU Press (2020):


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Early 2024 Events

  • 18 Jan 2024, 7 p.m. CT: "Poets On" podcast with Julie, Al Basile, & Angela Alaimo O'Donnell posts on YouTube.

  • 1 Feb 2024, 6 p.m. CT: Reading at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.

  • 3 Feb 2024, 2 p.m. CT: Poetry Buffet Reading featuring Julie, Grace Bauer, & Nancy Harris (Zoom)

  • 8 Feb 2024, 5-8 p.m. CT: Mardi Gras in Exile Louisiana Poets offsite group reading at AWP: Oak & Steel, 120 W. 17th Street, Kansas City, KS.

  • 9 Feb 2024, 12-1:00 p.m. CT: Book Signing at AWP Book Fair, Kansas City: Western Colorado U Booth #1322.

  • 25 Mar 2024 6 p.m. CT: "Let's Write a Ghazal" Zoom class sponsored by Western Colorado U MFA Program (free).

  • 11 Apr 2024 12 noon CT: "Just Listen to Yourself" group reading, Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.

  • 20 Apr 2024, 11 a.m. CT: "Five on Five" panel presentation, New Orleans Poetry Festival.

  • 29 Apr 2024, 5:30 p.m. CT: Intro Reading for Brandon Kilbourne's Artist-in-Residence Reading, LSU Veterinary School Library, Baron Rouge, LA.

  • 6 May 2024, 6 p.m. CT: Shadowplay Issue 2 Launch Reading (Zoom).

  • 19 May 2024, 7 p.m. CT: Featured Guest on Rattlecast with host Tim Green.

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Julie Kane

 "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.


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