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"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." -- Annie Finch


Available from LSU Press and online booksellers.


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An anthology of poems from women who proudly celebrate their own nastiness and that of other women who have served as nasty role models; poems by and about women defying limitations and lady-like expectations.

Available from Lost Horse Press and online booksellers.


"Wickedly clever Julie Kane is our 21st-century Dorothy Parker. Boldly upbeat, sassily downbeat, she’s laugh-out-loud funny."—Molly Peacock

Available from White Violet Press and online booksellers.


2009 Donald Justice Prize Winner: "Part elegy for a city and a way of life, part meditation on mortality and grace, this book is wonderfully, defiantly alive." -- David Mason

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2002 National Poetry Series Winner: "Raucous yet poignant, vulgar yet elegiac, the poems in Rhythm & Booze bounce with the passion and verve of James Booker, a famed rhythm & blues pianist, and Everette Hawthorne Maddox, a homeless poet, whose lives overlapped thirty years ago in New Orleans's historic Maple Leaf Bar." -- Maxine Kumin

Available from University of Illinois Press.

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"The physical in Julie Kane's poetry is so intensely, humanly physical that it shines, a shining that attracts the feelings and lights the mind." -- A. R. Ammons


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This bilingual edition is the first English-language collection by the most celebrated woman poet in Lithuania today. Tautvyda Marcinkeviciute's voice is both cool and ferocious, as one might expect from the official translator of Sylvia Plath into Lithuanian.

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Finalist for the 2007 SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Book Award in Poetry: "The South, New Orleans, decay, poetry, wit, crippling nostalgia, and carpe diem--all of those things wafted off Everette [Maddox] like the smell of whiskey and cigarettes." -- Andrei Codescu

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History Book Club Featured Alternate Selection, April 1999: "As well written and detailed as most novels, Counterpart gives a fascinating view of the Vietnam War from a drastically under-represented point of view--the Vietnamese. This is an important--even indispensable--book" 

-- Robert Olen Butler

Available from online booksellers.

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