Joan Kane

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Joan Naviyuk Kane is an Inupiaq Author and Poet.

Joan Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, Hyperboreal, The Straits, and Milk Black Carbon. 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 and the United States Artists Foundation Creative Vision Award.

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 has worked as the director of the Alaska Native Policy Center, for the Denali Commission, Kohanic Broadcast Corporation, and was the first Alaska Native to serve as a guest editor of the Anchorage Daily News, now the Alaska Dispatch.
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 and the United States Artists Foundation Creative Vision Award.

 

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