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Keegan Lester

Keegan Lester’s first collection of poetry, this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it, was selected by Mary Ruefle for the 2016 Slope Editions Book Prize and will be out in February 2017. He is the poetry editor and cofounder of the journal Souvenir Lit. He has taught writing workshops in Morgantown, West Virginia, and mentors young writers across the United States. To order his book, find tour dates, and other goodies, check out his website,


my great uncle pitched

for the yankees. he also killed deer.
he never wrote a single poem


& i will always love him for it.

Keegan Lester