Joan Naviyuk Kane to Serve as Guest Editor of TCJ Student

Nov 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

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Author and poet Joan Naviyuk Kane (Inupiaq) has been named as guest editor for the 2016 edition of TCJ Student. She joins an esteemed cadre of writers, poets, and artists who have served as guest editor or essayist for TCJ Student, including Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo, N. Scott Momaday, Luci Tapahonso, and last year’s guest editor LeAnne Howe.

Tribal College Journal is currently soliciting short stories, poetry, memoirs, artwork, and short films from tribal college students for the contest. The winners will be awarded prizes and will be published in the 2016 edition of TCJ Student and online at The deadline for writing submissions is February 12, 2016. The deadline for art and film submissions is April 15, 2015. For contest guidelines and more information, visit:

TCJ Student helps foster creative writing and highlights the talents of tribal college students. Tribal College Journal will announce the winners at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC’s) student conference in Minneapolis, March 14-16, 2016.

Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, Hyperboreal, and The Straits, and has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work, including the Whiting Writer’s Award, the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, an American Book Award, the Alaska Literary Award, and fellowships from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and the School for Advanced Research. She makes her home in Anchorage, Alaska. With family from King Island and Mary’s Igloo in Alaska, Kane studied at Harvard and Columbia University’s School of the Arts where she earned her M.F.A.

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