Keith Meatto is a writer, editor, and teacher who lives in Brooklyn.
A Yale College graduate with an MFA from the New School, he has also studied African and African-American history and culture at the University of Virginia, fiction writing at Kenyon College, and Spanish language in Buenos Aires.
His nonfiction publications include The New York Times, The Forward, The Millions, The Texas Observer, Mother Jones, Coldfront, Drunken Boat, Guernica, The Concord Monitor, where he trained as a daily newspaper reporter, and Frontier Psychiatrist. His short fiction has appeared in Artifice, Harpur Palate, Opium, and has been a finalist in three Glimmer Train contests.
As a freelance editor, he has worked on fashion, art, and design books, documentary film, novels, dissertations, and articles on music, books, film, food, travel, and pop culture.
He has taught in Manhattan for 10 years: five years as a college writing instructor and five years as a high school English teacher.
In 2015, he quit compulsive reading, discovered yoga and swimming, ran his first races (5K, 10K, 15K, and three half marathons), took his first trip to Portugal, grew his first beard, and celebrated the birth of his first child.
In 2016, he is training for his first marathon and writing his first novel.