Keith Gaboury


Oakland, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Keith Gaboury earned a MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. His poems have appeared in such literary publications as Poetry Quarterly, New Millennium Writings, and the San Francisco Public Library's Poem of the Day Series. The Pedestrian Press published Oakland, I'm Not Dead in 2020, Finishing Line Press published The Boy Born with a Pinhole Heart in 2022, Kelsay Books published The Cosmos is Alive in 2023, and Still Human is forthcoming from Falkenberg Press in 2024. He’s also a preschool teacher, a bibliophile, and the president of the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club. Keith lives in Oakland, California. 

Publications & Prizes

The Town: An Anthology of Oakland Poets (Nomadic Press, 2023)
The Cosmos is Alive (Kelsay Books, 2023)
The Boy Born with a Pinhole Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2022)
Oakland, I'm Not Dead (Pedestrian Press, 2020)
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Barely South Review
Bending Genres
Boston Poetry Magazine
Chaleur Magazine
Crab Fat Magazine
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Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review
Full of Crow
Garfield Lake Review
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Green House
Hare's Paw
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Literary Juice
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The Birds We Piled Loosely
The Ear
The Gambler
Tiny Seed Literary Journal
Viewless Wings
Write From Wrong Magazine
Prizes won: 

1) The 40th New Millennium Writings Poetry Contest (Honorable Mention): "The Milky Way in L.A."

2) The 2017 Green House Poetry Prize Finalist (Orange Quarterly): "City Brain" 

3) 2017 Rebecca Lard Award Finalist (Poetry Quarterly): "Project Echo" 

4) Monthly Muse #4 Award Winner (New Millennium Writings): "Beginnings"

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Camille Dungy, Albert Goldbarth, Maxine Chernoff, Russell Edson, Matthew Dickman, James Tate, Italo Calvino, B.H. Fairchild, Richard Wright

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Feminist, French, Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Disability, LGBTQ, Schools, Teachers, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Berkeley, CA
Raised in: 
Olathe, KS
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Last update: May 03, 2024