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Joan Naviyuk Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, Hyperboreal, The Straits, and Milk Black Carbon, as well as the chapbook Sublingual (forthcoming). She has been the recipient of the Whiting Writer’s Award, the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, the American Book Award, the Alaska Literary Award, the United States Artists Foundation Creative Vision Award, fellowships from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Aninstantia Foundation, and residencies from the School for Advanced Research, the Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Lannan Foundation. She has been a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award, the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and the Dorset Prize. Her poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Hick Poetics, Mind of Monticello, and elsewhere, and new work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Poetry International, Orion, the Colorado Review, Pinwheel, Boston Review, and Wasafiri. She was a judge for the 2017 awards of the Griffin Poetry Prize for Excellence in English.
Kane graduated from Harvard College, where she was a Harvard National Scholar, and Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where she was the recipient of a graduate Writing Fellowship. She is Inupiaq with family from King Island and Mary’s Igloo, and is working on a creative nonfiction manuscript with essays forthcoming in Boston Review, the anthologies Poetry and Place, Sustenance, 21|19: Readings in Proximity, Exquisite Vessel, and elsewhere. She raises her children in Anchorage, Alaska.