Keetje loves hearing from readers and writers.

She’s also available for events, workshops, and craft talks. Getting back into the classroom to engage with student readers is one of her greatest pleasures, and she’d be happy to add your college town to her calendar.  To see if she’s already headed to your neck of the woods, you can visit her Events page for a list of recent and upcoming appearances at universities, festivals, and bookstores across the country. And if only a virtual meet-up will do, Keetje would be glad to sit down with your class over Skype.*

If you live in the Seattle area, Keetje teaches the fall and winter sessions of the intermediate poetry workshop at Hugo House. In their vibrant new space in Capitol Hill, her classroom provides an intimate setting for generating new material and exploring inspiration on the page. Whether you’re thinking of applying to MFA programs or just want to dust off your old notebook, Keetje’s workshop is a great place to bring your work.

In 2020 Keetje will begin considering a limited number of manuscripts for consultation. In the past, she’s provided feedback on manuscripts from Lannan fellows, National Book Critics Circle Award finalists, and authors who’ve gone on to publish their books with Copper Canyon, BOA, and Norton. While she prefers to work with poets who have already published a book, she will consider the occasional first book.

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Contact Ron Martin-Dent at BOA Editions for review or desk copies.
Contact Frederick Courtright for permissions inquiries.


*Keetje wants to support our growing community of writers—Skype sessions are always free.


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