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 has completed a book-length manuscript of short stories and is at work on a novel.
He is Editor in Chief of Frontier Psychiatrist, a daily online arts magazine that has published 1000+ articles with 750,000+ site visits since its inception in 2010. He writes for the site about music, books, and culture, and oversees staff in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC, and contributors nationwide. 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.