InPress Book Blog Friday, Dec 10 2010 

Under the December 2010 entries on the blog for InPress, the British book distribution company, you can now read my review of the Newcastle launch event for The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse, and Eileen Jones’s piece on editing the anthology:


Poem in “Lighten Up Online” Friday, Dec 10 2010 

In a purely silly mode, here is a new poem, “Urohydrosis,” published in the December 2010 issue of the British journal Lighten Up Online:

New Poem in Hoppenthaler’s “Congeries” Friday, Dec 10 2010 

Julie’s poem “Gift Horse” appears in the November 2010 issue of John Hoppenthaler’s “Congeries” feature in the online journal

Poet Treks 9000 Miles to Read for 2 Minutes Friday, Nov 19 2010 

Here is a link to a very funny article in The Journal (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) about my visit to the U.K. to take part in the launch event for The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse:

Book Signing Nov. 20th Friday, Nov 19 2010 

On Saturday, November 20th, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at The Book Merchant in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Julie will be on hand to sign copies of New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost.  Edited by Lee Barclay and with photographs by Christopher Porche West, the beautiful hardback book features essays on things they love about New Orleans by 88 contributors including Richard Ford, Andrei Codrescu, Rick Bragg, and Robert Olen Butler.  The Book Merchant is located at 512 Front Street.  Here is a link to the rave review of the book in The New Orleans Times-Picayune:

Humor Anthology Book Launch Nov. 15, England Friday, Nov 12 2010 

On Monday, November 15, at 7:30 PM in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, there will be a book launch celebration and reading for the publication of The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse, edited by Eileen Jones (Iron Press, 2010).  Julie Kane and thirty other poets represented in the anthology will be there to read their poems, and there will be food and live music by The Creels.  Admission is 5 pounds.  The event will take place at the Hyena Comedy Cafe, 17 Leazes Park Road.  For more information, phone 0191 2326030.

Snow White Turns Sixty, Nov. 5 & 7 Thursday, Nov 4 2010 

Snow White Turns Sixty,” a song cycle based on a dozen fairy tale poems by contemporary women poets, will have its premiere in Los Angeles on November 5 and 7.  Dale Trumbore, a graduate student in music composition at the University of Southern California, composed the forty-minute work for female voices and piano, which will be performed by the Chamber Opera Group of USC.  The poets represented in the work are Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Barbara Crooker, Annie Finch, Kathleen Jesme, Julie Kane, Katharyn Howd Machan, Eileen Moeller, Eve Rivkah, and Diane Thiel.

Performances will be at 7 PM on Friday, November 5, and 8 PM on Sunday, November 7, at the United University Church on the USC campus, 817 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

 A native of Chatham, New Jersey, the 23-year-old Trumbore has won major awards for her music including the Society for Universal Sacred Music Composition Contest, the Lyrica Chamber Music Composition Contest, the Harmonium Choral Society Composition Contest, Chanticleer’s Student Composition Competition, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Composition Contest.  She was also a finalist in the Ithaca College Choral Composition Contest and a featured composer of the International Alliance for Women in Music.  Her chamber music has been performed by the Kronos Quartet, the Boston New Music Initiative, the Neave Quartet, the Left Bank Concert Society, Nova Ensemble, and the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.  Her choral works have been sung by groups including the New York Virtuoso Singers, the Orange County Women’s Chorus, the USC Oriana Choir, the University of Maryland Chamber Singers, the Harmonium Choral Society, and the Femmes de Chanson.

As an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Trumbore double-majored in music composition and English, developing a special love for setting poetic texts to music.  Though she was named first runner up in the 2009 Cape Cod Cultural Center national poetry competition, judged by Maxine Kumin, she prefers to highlight the talents of other poets through her musical ability.  At USC, she has studied composition with Morten Lauridson and Donald Crockett.

Louisiana school poem-of-the-day Wednesday, Oct 6 2010 

Julie’s poem “Connemara” has been selected as Louisiana school poem-of-the-day for Wednesday, October 6th.  It is featured on the Louisiana Poetry Project website along with lesson plans related to the poem in both English and Geography!  Check out the rest of the site, as it is a great resource for school teachers and students.

Leo Luke Marcello Reading Sept. 25th Sunday, Sep 19 2010 

The Master of Fine Arts Program at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, has selected Julie to be the 2010 Leo Luke Marcello Poet.  She will be giving a poetry reading at 8:00 PM on the evening of Saturday, September 25th, 2010, in the Burton Conference Center on the McNeese campus.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Drunken Boat: The Celtic Twilight Sunday, Sep 19 2010 

Drunken Boat issue #12 is now out, featuring “The Celtic Twilight,” a tribute to Eugene O’Neill by Irish-American artists on the occasion of his centennial.  Julie’s four-villanelle sequence “Family Dramas” is included, along with work by T. C. Boyle, Alice McDermott, Brian Dennehy, and many other Irish-American writers, actors, and visual artists:

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