Former Louisiana poet laureate visits UNCP

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Julie Kane
Dr. Julie Kane

Julie Kane, former Louisiana poet laureate, spoke to a poetry writing class during a recent visit to campus. Dr. Kane also gave a public reading from her work in the Thomas Assembly Room of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian.

She is the author of poetry collections, Paper Bullets and Jazz Funeral and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. She was joined at the reading by former UNCP professor and North Carolina poet laureate Dr. Shelby Stephenson.