Joan Kane in Conversation with Malena Mörling

2014 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence

Artist Talk, SAR Boardroom

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:30–7:00 pm, Free

Joan Naviyuk Kane in conversation with Malena Morling on February 13, 2014. Videography and video editing by SAR volunteer John Sadd.
Joan Naviyuk KaneJoan Naviyuk Kane2014 SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence, photograph by William Geoghegan.Joan Naviyuk Kane2014 SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence, photograph by William Geoghegan.

SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Joan Naviyuk Kane will give a reading of her work. Following a conversation with noted writer Malena Mörling, Kane will read excerpts from her recent writing. Kane, who is Inupiaq, is the author of Hyperboreal and The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife. She has a novel and a third poetry collection underway during her tenure at SAR.

RSVP by Monday, February 10, 2014 to iarc[at] or (505) 954-7205.

About Joan Kane

An accomplished poet, Inupiaq writer Joan Kane received her MFA from Columbia University in 2006 and her undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 2000. She has published two books of poetry, The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife (NorthShore Press, 2009 & University of Alaska Press, 2012), and Hyperboreal (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013). In addition, she has been featured in dozens of other books, collections, and magazines including Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, and Waxwing Literary Journal. Her most recent awards include the Literature Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, both received in 2012, as well as a United States Artists Creative Vision Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Artist Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2013.

Malena MörlingMalena Mörling

About Malena Mörling

Malena Mörling was born in Stockholm in 1965 and grew up in southern Sweden. She is the author of two books of poetry: Ocean Avenue and Astoria. She has also published translations with Jonas Ellerström of the Finland-Swedish poet Edith Södergran; On Foot I Wandered Through the Solar Systems, 1933 by Philip Levine into Swedish; and work by Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer. Most recently Mörling and Ellerström edited and translated the anthology The Star By My Head, Poets From Sweden just out from Milkweed Editions. In 2007, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2010 a Lannan Literary Fellowship. In addition to being core-faculty in the low-residency MFA program at New England College, she is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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