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, and The Concord Monitor, where he was a daily newspaper reporter. His short fiction has appeared in Artifice, Harpur Palate, Opium, and has been a finalist in three Glimmer Train contests.
From 2010 to 2014, he edited Frontier Psychiatrist, a daily arts journal where he oversaw the publication of 1,200+ articles and got a shout-out from Junot Diaz, one of his literary heroes. As a freelance editor and story advisor, he has worked on novels, fashion and art books, documentary film, and dissertations.
He has taught in Manhattan for 10 years: five years as a college writing instructor and five years as a high school English teacher.
So far in 2015, he has quit compulsive reading, discovered yoga and swimming, run his first races (5K, 10K, 15K, and two half marathons), and grown his first beard. Stay tuned for his first book.