R.J. Keeler


Vashon, WA
Washington US

Author's Bio

R. J. Keeler (robert.j.keeler@ieee.org)

The author was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in the jungles of Colombia. He holds a BS in Mathematics from North Carolina State University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Certificate in Poetry from the University of Washington. An Honorman in the U.S. Naval Submarine School, he was Submarine Service (SS) qualified. He is a recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal, Honorable Discharge, and a Whiting Foundation Experimental Grant. He is a member of IEEE (technological society), AAAS (scientific society), and the Academy of American Poets. A former Boeing engineer.

His first poetry collection, Detonation, and his second collection, Snowman, were published in 2020. His third collection, The Open Gate, will be published in 2021; his fourth collection, The Oil Fields of Tibú, is searching for a publisher for 2022.

Artistic Statement: Does not subscribe to the cattle-prod paradigm of poetry.  May tend to melancholy.  Humor trumps everything.  My submissions stand on their own merits.

Publications & Prizes

Foliate Oak
Friends Bulletin
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The New Times

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Saint Paul, MN
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Colombia, S.A.
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Last update: Nov 03, 2021