Keith S. Wilson


Chicago, IL
July 2021

Keith S. Wilson is a game designer, an Affrilachian Poet, and a Cave Canem fellow. His 2019 book, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love (Copper Canyon), was recognized by the New York Times as a best new book of poetry. He is a recipient of an NEA Fellowship, was a Gregory Djanikian Scholar, his poetry and prose have appeared in Elle, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among others. At the Anderson Center, Keith experimented with form, lyric, and visual elements in a manuscript of poems surrounding our legacy of American violence and the way that upheaval and revolution have become an American touchstone, an almost-hallowed tradition.