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Tina Cane

Poet Laureate of Rhode Island 2020

Tina Cane was born in New York City. She received a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in French literature from Middlebury College. She is the author of Year of the Murder Hornet (Veliz Books, 2022); Once More with Feeling (Veliz Books, 2017); the chapbooks Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante (Skillman Avenue Press, 2016); and The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008), a book-length poem.

The recipient of a Fellowship Merit Award from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Cane is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, Rhode Island, for which she works as a visiting poet. She has taught French, English, and creative writing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island. In 2016, she was selected to be the sixth poet laureate of Rhode Island. She is also the creator and curator of the distance reading series, Poetry is Bread. She lives in Providence. 

Read about Tine Cane’s 2020 Poets Laureate Fellowship project.

Tina Crane. Photo credit: Mike Salerno.
Photo credit: Mike Salerno
Poet Laureate Project
Laureate Project
Poet Laureate of Rhode Island

Poet Laureate of Rhode Island

In 2020, Tina Cane was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.