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’ Conference, The Community of Writers, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Creative Writing

Professional Education

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

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Poetry, Translation, Speculative Literature.

2023-24 Courses

All Publications

  • Territory of Dawn: The Selected Poems of Eunice Odio edited by Ekiss, K. 2016
  • Pima Road Notebook Ekiss, K. New Issues Poetry and Prose. 2010