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Keitje Kuipers

Seattle, Washington

Fiction in English

I am the author of three books of poetry, all from BOA Editions: All Its Charms (2019) , The Keys to the Jail (2014) , and Beautiful in the Mouth (2010). My work has appeared in Narrative, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review and The Believer, as well as in both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. I was a Stegner Fellow, a Bread Loaf fellow, and PEN Northwest’s Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident. I now live with my wife and our kids on an island in the Salish Sea, a short ferry ride away from Seattle where I teach at Hugo House and serve as Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest. In addition to writing new poems (mostly about the strange world of married life) and working on the English translations of work by the Dutch poet Idwer de la Parra, I’m also deep into a fiction project set mostly in Wyoming, as well as a memoir about the seven months I spent living alone and off the grid, two hours down a dirt road from the nearest human being.