On Tuesday, November 19, Joan Naviyuk Kane, an Inupiaq American poet, visits Tufts to give a poetry and nonfiction reading. She is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.
Joan Naviyuk Kane has authored seven books and chapbooks of poetry and prose, most recently Another Bright Departure (CutBank, 2019), along with The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife (NorthShore Press, 2009), Hyperboreal (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), The Straits (Center for the Study of Place, 2015), Milk Black Carbon (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), A Few Lines in the Manifest (Albion Books, 2018), and Sublingual (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Her artistic interests concern the role of lyric and story whose urgency and vitality is carried forward into the present and future by contemporary indigenous writers.
Kane has received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2014 American Book Award, the 2012 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and a 2009 Whiting Award. She was a judge for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Awards. Kane graduated with honors from Harvard College and earned her MFA from the Columbia University School of the Arts. She is Inupiaq with family from King Island and Mary’s Igloo, Alaska. Although unaffiliated with a home institution, she teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
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