Claudia Keelan

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Claudia Keelan is an American poet, writer, and professor.


Keelan, who was born in Anaheim, California, is a graduate of Humboldt State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Missing Her (New Issues Press, 2009), and has published poems widely in magazines and journals, including The American Poetry Review,[1] Smartish Pace,[2] Electronic Poetry Review, Conduit, Pequod, American Letters & Commentary, and Jacket Magazine.[3] She has published poems and essays in anthologies including The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood, (Wesleyan University Press, 2003)[4] and American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (W.W. Norton, 2009).

Keelan is the editor of Interim, a print and on line journal specializing in poetry, translation, belle lettres and book reviews. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, the poet Donald Revell, and their children Ben and Lucie.[5] Keelan has also served as a judge for two of the most prestigious poetry prizes, the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize (2009, winner Laura McKee) and the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize (2010, winner Dean Rader).


Full-Length Poetry Collections

  • Missing Her (New Issues Press, 2009)
  • The Devotion Field (Alice James Books, 2005 - Finalist, 2005 PEN Center USA Award in Poetry)
  • Utopic (Alice James Books, 2000 Beatrice Hawley Award)
  • The Secularist (University of Georgia, 1997 - Contemporary Poetry Series winner)
  • Refinery (Cleveland State University 1994 - Cleveland State University Poetry Prize winner)


  • Of and among there was a locus(t) (Ahsahta Press, 2003)

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2001 Silver Pen Award[6]
  • 1997 The Secularist was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award
  • 1992 grant from the Kentucky Foundation for WomenMs. * 1991 fellowship from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico
  • 1990 Jesse Stuart Award for excellence in teaching


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