Marie Kane

Picture of Marie KaneMarie Kane is the 2006 Bucks County Poet Laureate. She has received a recognition award for her poetry from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and an award for her teaching of young writers from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She co-chaired, and then chaired, the James A. Michener Art Museum scholastic poetry contest for ten years. After twenty-eight years of teaching High School English in Central Bucks in PA, she retired in 2007. She continues to influence young poets as a coach and tutor through the Montgomery County Poet Laureate organization on their PoetryWITS website. She has been a featured reader at the New Jersey State Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum, the International House in Philadelphia, and at many universities, bookstores, and libraries. Her publishing credits include The River, Stirring, The Bucks County Writer, U. S. 1 Worksheets, Wordgathering, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Hot Metal Press, the Delaware Valley Poets Anthology, The Poet's Touchstone, two Inglis House Chapbooks, The Meadowland Review, the Shreveport, Louisiana Library electronic poetry board, and others.

One of her poems, "Radio Interview," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. She is a Second Place winner in the 2008 Poetry Society of New Hampshire's National Contest, and an Honorable Mention winner in their 2010 contest, a 2008 Honorable Mention winner in the Inglis House National Contest, and a Second and Third place winner in their 2010 Contest. She was a finalist in the 2009 Robert Fraser contest and her chapbook, Survivors in the Garden, was a semi-finalist in the 2008 Black Lawrence Press National Chapbook competition. Recently, she has enjoyed being a juror in regional and national scholastic poetry contests. She lives in Yardley, PA with her husband, Stephen Millner, an artist.