Structured like the movements of a New Orleans jazz funeral, this all-sonnet collection deals with death, loss, war, disaster, the binding power of community, and the celebratory spirit that reemerges after all. In the words of poet and critic David Mason: "Part elegy for a city and a way of life, part meditation on mortality and grace, this book is wonderfully, defiantly alive."
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About the Author
Julie Kane is a past National Poetry Series winner, Fulbright Scholar, and Louisiana Poet Laureate. Co-editor with Grace Bauer of Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, she has published five books and two chapbooks of poetry as well as nonfiction and translations. Her work can be found in over sixty anthologies, including Penguin's Pocket Poetry, Norton's Seagull Reader, and Best American Poetry 2016. She lives in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Western Colorado University.