One of the first cohort of Virginia Young Poets in the Community, Virginia Kane is a queer writer and educator from Alexandria, Virginia. Her debut poetry chapbook, If Organic Deodorant Was Made for Dancing, was selected as an inaugural release for Sunset Press in 2019. She is a senior at Kenyon College where she studies English, Creative Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies, serves as Editor-in-Chief of Sunset Press, and reads for The Kenyon Review. Longlisted for the 2020 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest and commended for the 2021 Adroit Prize in Poetry, Virginia’s work has appeared in them., The Susquehanna Review, and Dust Poetry Magazine and is forthcoming on the Ours Poetica web series.
Here's some information about her YPIC initiative, in hopes that you all can help spread the word in your own circles.
Virginia has designed THE ANOMALY WORKSHOP ~ a free, virtual poetry workshop for LGBTQ+ high schoolers in Northern Virginia, which she will lead in April.
If you’re a member of her workshop's target audience or have friends or students you think would be interested in participating, please let them know so they can consider enrolling. Virginia says, "Please help with my project! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, or if I can similarly support your ongoing work in any way. With gratitude, Virginia Kane she/her/hers, Kenyon College '22. " Email: kane2 "at" kenyon "dot" edu