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Tina Cane was born and raised in New York City and serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. She is also the founder/director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI and an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The Literary Review, Two Serious Ladies, Tupelo Quarterly, Jubliat and The Common. She also co-produces, with Atticus Allen, the podcast, Poetry Dose. Over the past twenty years, Cane has taught French, English, and creative writing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island. She is the author of The Fifth Thought, Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, Once More With Feeling, and Body of Work. In 2016, Cane received the 2016 Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She lives outside of Providence, RI with her husband and their three children.