New Orleans, Louisiana – Late last year, a panel of poets and scholars nominated three accomplished poets to be Louisiana's next Poet Laureate -- the state's literary ambassador. From that list, the governor recently appointed Julie Kane, a tireless promoter of poetry in the state. Kane is a recipient of the National Poetry Series award, the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, and a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2005, she was selected as a juror for the National Book Award in Poetry. Julie Kane will be giving her first reading as Louisiana's Poet Laureate, at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities on Thursday, June 23, at 6 pm.
Eve Abrams brings us this story on Louisiana's newest Poet Laureate.