Joan Naviyuk Kane

Joan Naviyuk Kane is an Inupiaq writer with family from Ugiuvak and Qawiaraq, tribally enrolled to the King Island Native Community. She is the author of Ex Machina (Staircase Books, 2023), Another Bright Departure (CutBank, 2019); Milk Black Carbon (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017); Hyperboreal (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013); and The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife (NorthShore Press, 2009) among other titles.

Naviyuk Kane’s honors include the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ (AWP) Donald Hall Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award. A 2023–26 Fulbright Specialist, Kane’s work has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation, among other organizations. She is currently a visiting associate professor at Reed College