R.J. Keeler

Poet

20503 80th Lane SW
Vashon, WA 98070
Phone: 
206-679-7279

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

Journals: ,
Friends Bulletin
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The New Times
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Tight

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota
Raised in: 
Colombia, S.A.
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Last update: Nov 03, 2021