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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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Some 2023 Events

  • 26 Jan 2023: "Poets On" Part I podcast (with Julie, Al Basile, & Ryan Wilson) premieres on YouTube.

  • 2 Feb 2023, 6 p.m. Central: "Julie Kane: An Evening of Poems & Stories" at the Louisiana Sports & History Museum, Natchitoches.

  • 16 Feb 2023: "Poets On" Part II podcast premieres on YouTube.

  • 22 Apr 2023, 8 p.m. Central: "The Sallow Harp" with text by Julie and music by Dale Trumbore premieres by the Macalester College Concert Choir & Chorale (St. Paul, Minnesota). Watch here for a link to livestream.

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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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