Keetje Kuipers has been a Stegner fellow, a Bread Loaf fellow, and the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Orion, Prairie Schooner, and the Best American Poetry anthology. Her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, was selected by Thomas Lux as winner of the 2009 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and was published by BOA Editions. Her second book, The Keys to the Jail (BOA, 2014), was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize, and her third collection, Landscape With, is forthcoming from BOA in 2019. Keetje has taught at universities across the country, most recently as an Associate Professor at Auburn University where she was also Editor of Southern Humanities Review. Currently a faculty member at Hugo House and Associate Editor at Poetry Northwest, she now lives with her family at the edge of the Salish Sea, where she is at work on a novel, a short story collection, and a memoir about living off the grid.