Keetje Kuipers

Montana, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2004

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 was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and 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 Editor of Poetry Northwest and a board member at the National Book Critics Circle.




  • All Its Charms , BOA Editions (2019)
  • The Keys to the Jail , BOA Editions (2014)
  • Beautiful in the Mouth , BOA Editions (2010)


  • Pushcart Prize(2016)
  • Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Poetry at Bread Loaf(2015)
  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University(2009)
  • A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize(2009)


  • Editor-in-Chief at Poetry Northwest (2020 - )
  • Instructor at Hugo House (2016 - 2020)
  • Associate Professor of English at Auburn University (2012 - 2016)
  • Editor at Southern Humanities Review (2015 - 2016)
  • Poetry Editor at Southern Humanities Review (2012 - 2015)
  • Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College (2011 - 2012)
  • Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at University of Montana (2020 - 2022)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Oregon (June 2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Swarthmore College (June 2002)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry