John Keene joins the faculty this fall

John Keene (AB, Harvard College, MFA New York University) is the author of the award-winning novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995), and of the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), a collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse. He has published his fiction, poetry, essays and translations in a wide array of journals, including African-American Review, AGNI, Encyclopedia, Gay and Lesbian Review, Hambone, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, Mandorla, Ploughshares, and Public Space. His honors include an array of fellowships, including a 2003 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, a 2005 Whiting Foundation Award in Fiction and Poetry and a 2008 Fellowship for Distinguished First Collection from the inaugural Pan-African Literary Forum.

He currently is working on several projects, including works of fiction and poetry. He teaches courses in fiction and cross-genre writing; American, African-American and Diasporic literary and cultural studies; LGBTIQ and gender studies; aesthetics; and literary translation.