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Joan Naviyuk Kane is an Alaska Native and member of the Inupiaq people. She is the author of 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). Her honors include the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ Donald Hall Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award. Kane taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is the Hilles Bush Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.