Keetje Kuipers

Keetje Kuipers

Visiting Professor

Home Department: English, Creative Writing
Office: LA 127
Office Hours:

Thursdays from 9am-12pm and by appointment.

Personal Website

Personal Summary

Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions:  Beautiful in the Mouth (2010), which was chosen by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, The Keys to the Jail (2014), which was a book club selection for The Rumpus, and All Its Charms (2019), which includes poems honored by publication in both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. Keetje’s poetry and prose have appeared in Narrative, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, Orion, The Believer, and over a hundred other magazines. Her poems have also been featured as part of the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series and read on NPR. Keetje has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Poetry at Bread Loaf, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and the recipient of multiple residency fellowships including PEN Northwest’s Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. Keetje is Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Montana and Editor of Poetry Northwest.


Stegner Fellow, Stanford University, 2009-2011

MFA, University of Oregon, Creative Writing (Poetry), 2004-2006

BA, Swarthmore College, Theatre Studies, 1998-2002

Selected Publications

A sample of poems published in individual magazines:

“Interview,” Gulf Coast, forthcoming 2021.

“Summer, Again,” Pleiades, forthcoming 2021.

“At Forty, the Mountains Are More Green,” Orion, forthcoming 2021.

“In the Outdoor Shower with My Pregnant Wife” and “With Garbo in Palm Springs,” Four Way Review, 2020.

“The Rats,” Academy of American Poets, Poem-A-Day, 2019.

“Shooting Clay Pigeons After the Wedding,” The Believer, 2019.

“Spring Letter from the South,” The New York Times Magazine, 2019.

“Crossing,” Virginia Quarterly Review, 2019.

“The Great Lakes,” Tin House, 2019.

“Self-Care at the Playground,” “Picking Huckleberries as the World Ends,” “Essentials,” “Wife,” and “Anemoia,” Narrative, 2018.

“Collaborators,” Kenyon Review, 2018.

“Outside the Refugium,” Ecotone, 2018.

“Still Life with Sage and the Names of My Children,” New England Review, 2018.

“Landscape with Child,” Orion, 2018.


Full length collections of poetry:

All Its Charms (BOA, 2019)

The Keys to the Jail (BOA, 2014)

Beautiful in the Mouth (BOA, 2010)


Pushcart Prize, 2015.

Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Poetry at Bread Loaf, 2015.

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, 2013.

A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, 2009.

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, 2007.

Professional Experience

Editor, Poetry Northwest, 2020--

Editor, Southern Humanities Review, 2015-2016