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Joan Naviyuk Kane

Joan Naviyuk Kane is the author of The Straits, Hyperboreal, The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, and Milk Black Carbon, which will be published in the 2017 Pitt Poetry Series. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts and raises her children in Anchorage, Alaska.


A coastline, a transitional place
bears evidence of others

a house pit in the shape of a
     nest . . .

Joan Naviyuk Kane