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:  http://www.drunkenboat.com/db12/.

Launch for New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost Friday, Aug 13 2010 

On Sunday, August 22, from 4 to 6 PM, there will be a launch party for the new anthology New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost, edited by Lee Barclay (University of Louisiana Press, 2010).  The celebration will be held at d.b.a. New Orleans, located at 618 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans 70116.  Music will be provided by the Free Agents Brass Band and food by Lil Dizzy’s Cafe.  Julie Kane’s essay “The Purple Martins at the Causeway Bridge” is one of more than eighty creative nonfiction essays about New Orleans included in the collection, which also features work by Jason Berry, Rick Bragg, Robert Olen Butler, Joshua Clark, Andrei Codrescu, Richard Ford, James Nolan, Tom Piazza, Chris Rose, Christine Wiltz, and many other writers associated with New Orleans.

Able Muse Anthology Friday, Aug 13 2010 

“Thoughtball Villanelle” by Julie has been included in the new Able Muse Anthology, edited by Alex Pepple (Able Muse Press, 2010).  The anthology, with an introduction by Timothy Steele, also features poems and translations by writers including A. E. Stallings, R. S. Gwynn, Rachel Hadas, X. J. Kennedy, Rachel Hadas, and Annie Finch.


Sue Owen and Friends Wednesday, Apr 21 2010 

A fun reading on Sunday, April 18, at 4 PM at the Baton Rouge Gallery (City Park Plaza):  Sue Owen returning to her longtime home of Louisiana, and reading poetry with Julie Kane and Jack Bedell.

Benefit Reading for KRVS, Lafayette, April 17 Monday, Apr 12 2010 

Together with Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque and Louisiana poets Gail White, Kevin Meaux, Jack Bedell, and Ann Dobie, Julie will be reading her poetry at the upcoming Bookfair to benefit Public Radio station KRVS in Lafayette, Louisiana.  The poetry reading will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, April 17, at the Barnes & Noble Book Store (5705 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503).  Following the reading, there will be music by Trio del Rio and Michael Juan Nunez.  Call 337-989-4142 for more information.

West Chester University Reading, April 14 Wednesday, Mar 31 2010 

Julie Kane will be giving a poetry reading at West Chester University on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 PM.  The reading will take place at Poetry House, 823 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19383.  Following the reading, she will be signing copies of Jazz Funeral, the winner of WCU’s 2009 Donald Justice Poetry Prize.  For more information, phone 610 436-3235.

AWP Events, Denver: April 8-10 Wednesday, Mar 31 2010 

Julie Kane’s reading and signing events at the 2010 AWP Conference in Denver, Colorado:

  • Thursday, April 8, 5:30-7:30 PM:  Prairie Schooner “Baby Boomer” group poetry reading, Common Grounds Coffee House, 1550 17th Street, Denver.
  • Friday, April 9, 12:30-1:30 PM:  Signing copies of Jazz Funeral at the Story Line Press/West Chester University Poetry Center table in the Book Fair.

Meadows Museum of Art March 21st Tuesday, Mar 2 2010 

Julie Kane and Ashley Mace Havird will be reading their poetry at the Meadows Museum of Art in Shreveport on Sunday, March 21, from 2 to 4 PM.  Following the reading, they will be signing copies of their books.  The Meadows Museum is located on the campus of Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104.  Admission is free and open to the public; phone 318 869-5040 for more information.

Front Porch Journal Review Friday, Nov 6 2009 

Andi McKay reviews Jazz Funeral, by Julie Kane, in the new issue of Front Porch Journal (#12):


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