His nonfiction publications include The New York Times, The Forward, The Millions, The Texas Observer, Mother Jones, Coldfront, Drunken Boat, and Guernica. (His essay on Philip Roth was mentioned in USA Today and his essay on Indian fiction was mentioned on The Atlantic Wire). His fiction has appeared in Artifice, Harpur Palate, Opium, and elsewhere, and has been a finalist in several Glimmer Train contests.
He is Editor in Chief of Frontier Psychiatrist, a daily online arts magazine that has published 1000+ articles with 700,000+ site visits since its inception in 2010. He writes for the site about music, books, and culture, oversees staff writers in New York and Chicago, and has edited hundreds of articles by 100+ contributors. The site’s 100% original content includes reviews, essays, interviews with musicians, writers, and artists, photography, and more.
As a freelance editor, he has advised writers on short stories, novels, nonfiction books, screenplays, stage plays, and dissertations. He was also story adviser to his brother’s film How to Grow a Band, which documents mandolin virtuoso and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Chris Thile and his band Punch Brothers.
Keith has taught for eight years at the college and high school levels. He now teaches writing at Marymount Manhattan College and LIM College. He previously taught at Pace University and Trevor Day School.