April is National Poetry Month, and NOMA is celebrating with a reading by the Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane. Following her reading, she will sign books in the Museum Shop.
One of Anne Sexton’s graduate poetry students at Boston University, Julie Kane moved to Louisiana in 1976, and has been teaching at Northweatern State University in Nachitoches since 1999.
Her 2003 book Rhythm & Booze was Maxine Kumin’s selection for the National Poetry Series, and a finalist for the 2005 Poets’ Prize. Kane is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, an Academy of American Poets Prize, the George Bennett Fellowship in Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy, two New Orleans Writer-in-Residence terms at Tulane University, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Poetry Award, the Open Poetry Sonnet Prize, and a Pushcart Prize nomination.
This program is supported by funds from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. For more information, please call (504) 658-4117 or (504) 658-4128.