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 instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Over the past twenty years, Tina has taught French, English,
and creative writ-ing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island.
Her poems and translations have appeared
in numerous publications, including Spinning Jenny, The Literary Review, Two Serious Ladies and Tupelo Quarterly. Her work,The Fifth Thought, was the 2008 Other Painters Press chapbook winner.
Her books include The Fifth Thought,Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, Once More With Feeling, and Body of Work. 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.