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Hard Hat Reading: Joan Naviyuk Kane

Joan Naviyuk Kane—editor, writer, and educator—reads “Anthem,” by Jennifer Militello; plus poems of her own from a new series, After Anchorage, and her new chapbook, Ex Machina.  

Click here to check out Joan’s workshop re/vision: Generating Drafts, Working with Notes, and Moving toward Public Poems!


Joan Naviyuk Kane is Inupiaq with family from Ugiuvak (King Island) and Qawiaraq (Mary’s Igloo), Alaska, whose most recent book, Dark Traffic, was a finalist for the 2023 Kingsley Tufts poetry award. A Guggenheim Fellow and Whiting Award recipient, she’s recently served as faculty at Harvard, Tufts, and elsewhere, and was founding faculty of the graduate creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Currently raising her children as a single mother in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Kane is an editor, writer, and collaborator for the Finland-based Mediated Arctic Geographies interdisciplinary literary, critical, and cultural collective and its affiliated projects.