Julie Kane



Julie Kane, the 2011-2013 Louisiana Poet Laureate, is Professor Emeritus of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She also teaches in the low-residency poetry MFA program at Western Colorado University. A former Fulbright Scholar to Lithuania, Kane is the co-editor as well as a translator of Terribly in Love: Selected Poems by the poet Tautvyda Marcinkevičiūtė, who is known as the "Lithuanian Sylvia Plath."




1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 2
Book Talk
Voices from Louisiana: Profiles of Contemporary Writers

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Glass Room
Louisiana Poets II

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Terribly in Love by Tautvyda Marcinkeviciute

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. Six Lithuanian and American translators including poets H. L. Hix, Julie Kane, and Jonas Zdanys have collaborated to bring this important poet―writing in a language with only three million speakers―to a world audience.


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