Tina Cane was born in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC in 1969 and grew up in the city’s East and West Village. She attended the University of Vermont, the Sorbonne and completed her master’s degree in French Literature at the University
of Paris IX-Nanterre and Middlebury College.
She is the founder and director
of Writers-in- the-Schools, RI,
for which she works as a visiting poet, and is also an in-structor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Over the past twenty years, Tina has taught French, English, and creative writing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island.
Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including Spinning Jenny, Two Serious Ladies and Tupelo Quarterly. Her work,The Fifth Thought, was the 2008 Other Painters Press chapbook winner.
Her collection, Once More With Feeling, will be published by Veliz Books in early 2017. Tina was the 2016 recipient for the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
She currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island where she lives with her husband and their three children.