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 X-Nanterre and Middlebury College.
She is the found 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 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.
Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, poems by Tina Cane with art by Esther Solondz, was published by Skillman Avenue Press in a letterpress, numbered and signed edition in 2016. Tina's collection, Once More with Feeling, was published by Veliz Books in 2017. Tina was the 2016 recipient of 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.