Meet Our Judge

Marie Kane’s poetry has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes; her work has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, U. S. 1 Worksheets, Wordgathering, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, Naugatuck River Review, Small Print Magazine, Adanna Journal, I-70 Review, and many others. Her poetry has won second and third place prizes from the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, Inglis House, and the Robert Fraser contest.

Her work has been anthologized in Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, edited by Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin, in The Liberal Media Made Me Do It, poetic responses to NPR and PBS stories, edited by Robbie Nester, and Touching MS: Poetic Expressions: An Anthology by Jennifer M. Evans.

Kane is the final juror in the national scholastic Sarah Mook poetry contest; she is also a Board Member and judge for the Bucks County Main Street Voices Poetry Contest. Released in 2012, her chapbook, Survivors in the Garden (Big Table Publishing), largely concerns her life with Multiple Sclerosis; it has been used in college classrooms as a creative writing teaching text. She taught English and Creative Writing for twenty-eight years in the Central Bucks (PA) School District. She is the 2006 Bucks County (PA) Poet Laureate and the poetry editor for Pentimento Magazine. See more at