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. He is currently working on his first novel.
As an editor, he has worked on fashion, art, and social science books; documentary film; novels; dissertations; and articles about music, books, film, food, travel, pop culture, and finance. Recent institutional clients include Ralph Lauren, and Brooklyn Public Library.
He has taught in Manhattan for 10+ years: five years as a college writing instructor and five years as a high school English teacher, with an emphasis on global literature, cultural diversity, and social justice. In Fall 2018, he is teaching a writing seminar on the theme of global climate change.
Since 2015, he has run two marathons, six half marathons, and multiple 10Ks and 5Ks.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.