Keetje Kuipers is a native of the Northwest. She earned a B.A. at Swarthmore College and an M.F.A. at the University of Oregon. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Oregon Literary Arts, and Soapstone. In 2007 she completed her tenure as the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, which provided her with seven months of solitude in Oregon’s Rogue River Valley. She used her time there to complete work on her book, Beautiful in the Mouth, which was awarded the 2009 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and was published in March 2010 by BOA Editions. Her second collection, The Keys to the Jail, was published by BOA Editions in 2014. Her work has appaered in such magazines as Prairie Schooner, West Branch, Willow Springs, and AGNI. Keetje has taught writing at the University of Montana and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.