JUST RELEASED FROM RED HEN PRESS:
A new edition of JAZZ FUNERAL,
winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize
From LSU Press (2020):
MOTHERS OF IRELAND
SPRING 2021 ZOOM READINGS
31 Jan 2021, 6 PM Central: Fairfield University MFA (FUMFA) Reading
27 Feb 2021, 2 PM Central: John Steinbeck Anniversary Talk, Northern Ireland
05 Apr 2021, 6 PM Central: Jefferson Parish Library Event, with Julie and Brad Richard
10 Apr 2021, 1 PM Central: LitCon Festival Reading
18 Apr 2021, 5 PM Central: New Orleans Poetry Festival, Lee Grue Tribute Panel
Apr 2021, TBD, Louisiana Poet Laureates Reunion Reading
May 2021, TBD, Poetry by the Sea Conference Awards Event Keynote Talk
"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."
"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