Keith Ekiss

Keith Ekiss

BA, University of Arizona, English (1991)
MA, University of Arizona, English (1994)
MFA, Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Poetry (2012)

About

"I am a Jones Lecturer in Creative Writing and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow. I am also the author of Pima Road Notebook and the translator of two works by the Costa Rican writer Eunice Odio: Territory of Dawn: The Selected Poems of Eunice Odio and The Fire’s Journey, an epic poem about the creation of the world. I am the past recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley Writers’ Conference, Millay Colony for the Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, and the Petrified Forest National Park."

Keith Ekiss was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford from 2005-2007. He is the author of "Pima Road Notebook" (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010). As a translator, his books include "The Fire’s Journey" (Tavern Books, 2019), an epic poem by the Costa Rican writer Eunice Odio in four volumes and "Territory of Dawn: The Selected Poems of Eunice Odio" (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2016). He also translated "March 10, NY" (Abstracta Ediciones, 2014) by Mexican poet Jeannette Clariond. Ekiss’s creative non-fiction has been anthologized in "Permanent Vacation: Living and Working in Our National Parks" (Bona Fide Books, 2011). He is the recipient of fellowships, scholarships, and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, Squaw Valley Writers’ Conference, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park.

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