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John Keene

Author's Bio

John Keene is a published poet, fiction writer, essayist, critic, and translator. A longtime member of the Dark Room Writers Collective of Cambridge and Boston, a graduate fellow of Cave Canem, and a board member of the African Poetry Book Series, he teaches in the English and African American and African Studies Departments, and the MFA program, at Rutgers University in Newark.

Publications and Prizes

Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015), Letters from a Seducer (H. Hilst-translation, Portuguese) (Nightboat Books, 2014), Seismosis (Full book, w Christopher Stackhouse) (1913 Press, 2006), Annotations (New Directions, 1995)
Playland (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016), Seismosis (chapbook, with C. Stackhouse) (1913 Press, 2006)
1990 Artists Foundation Fellowship in Fiction (Massachusetts); 2003 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (New Jersey); 2005 Whiting Foundation Award in Poetry and Fiction

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Listing last updated: September 12, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Fluent in:
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Born in:
St. Louis, MO
Raised in:
St. Louis, MO
Jonah Straus

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