Kane, PoetryWITS Editor
Kane received her undergraduate degree in Secondary English
Education from Bloomsburg University and earned a Master's
Degree in Education with a concentration in Creative Writing
from Arcadia University in 1995. Other studies include a
brief graduate writing program under the guidance of Dana
Gioia in 1990, and a program at the University of New Hampshire
in 1997 with Donald Murray and others. She also participates
in annual Poetry Master Classes at Bucks County Community
College with Dr. Christopher Bursk.
is the 2006 Bucks County (PA) Poet Laureate. She has received
recognition from the National Foundation for the Advancement
of the Arts and an award from The Scholastic Art and Writing
Awards for her teaching of high school writers. She co-chaired,
and then chaired, the James A. Michener Art Museum scholastic
poetry contest for a total of ten years. After twenty-eight
years, she retired from Central Bucks School District (PA)
where she taught Creative Writing, Honors and Standard Sophomore
English, Senior World Literature, AP English, and various
electives. She has been a featured reader at the New Jersey
State Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum, the International
House in Philadelphia, Bucks County Community College, Musehouse,
and at many other universities, art centers, bookstores,
of her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Some
of her writing credits include the Belleview Literary
Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, U. S. 1 Worksheets, Meadowland
Review, The River, Stirring, The Bucks County Writer, Wordgathering,
two Inglis House anthologies, The Poet's Touchstone,
and the Delaware Valley Poets Anthology, among others.
She is a second place winner in the 2008 Poetry Society
of New Hampshire's International Contest, a second and third
place winner in the 2009 Inglis House International Contest,
and a second runner up in the 2010 Robert Fraser contest.
In the spring of 2012, she was the final juror for the Montgomery
County (PA) High School Poetry Contest, and for the past
four years has been the final judge for the national scholastic
Sarah Mook poetry contest. She is an editor at Poetry WITS,
an online scholastic poetry journal.
Table Publishing of Newtown, MA published her chapbook,
Survivors in the Garden, in June of 2012. She was
diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis In 1991; much of the poetry
in the book deals directly with MS.
has been writing since she was nine. She believes that poetry
connects emotion and senses to reason and thought, and,
when the "right words are put into the right order,"
reveals overlooked corners of a life.
lives in Yardley, PA, with her husband, Stephen Millner,
a mixed media artist and photographer.
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