Welcome, and thank you for your interest in my work. I’m the author of eight books, the most recent of which are Getting Schooled and Privacy, and a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review. My essays, poems, and opinion pieces have also appeared in The Antioch Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, the Los Angeles Times, and Mother Jones, among others. I was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. My latest book, The World Pushes Back, is also my first book of poetry.
Winner of the 2018 X J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, The World Pushes Back is a 96-page paperback containing poems written over the past forty years and published in more than thirty journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry, The Hudson Review, Image, and The New Yorker.
Cover photo by: Jake Mosher. “Winter,” © 2018
“The World Pushes Back is an extraordinary human document. A long time coming, the collection proves far more than worth the wait—a breathtaking poetic debut.”Sydney Lea
“Keizer does more than catalogue the spells and bouquets of living now; he is a passionate witness to a remarkable life made holy by his spacious intellect and adventures into song.”Major Jackson
Over the years I’ve given a variety of public talks, most of them based on the subject matter of my books. A few examples of past topics and venues appear below. (A fuller list of talks is also available.)
My literary agent is Peter Matson at Sterling Lord Literistic:
New York, NY 10006
Giulia Melucci handles public relations and media appearances for Harper’s Magazine.
My publicist for Getting Schooled and Privacy is James Meader.
My publicist for The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want is Kristina Fazzalaro.
If you would like to send me a message or inquire about my availability for speaking engagements, please send an email to garretkeizer [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you.