Keith Donnell Jr. taps a cultural archive of voices, forms, and intergenerational absence. His poems, so connected by difference, speak across time, place, and persona, always reaching toward song and the dream of a fluid, indestructible beating Black heart. The Move puts the cold out and keeps it there.
The Move by Keith Donnell Jr.
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Keith Donnell Jr., originally from Philly, is a Bay Area poet and book editor.
He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State and his MA in English from the University of Southern California. He was the 2017-2018 Editor-in-Chief of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review and has taught in SFSU’s Creative Writing Department. Keith’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including POETRY, Puerto del Sol’s Black Voices Series and the 2019 edition of Best American Non-required Reading.
He lives in Seaside, CA with his wife, Alivia, and two cats, Ember and Mika.
His first poetry collection, The Move (Nomadic Press), just released Fall 2021.