Keetje Kuipers is a native of the Northwest. She earned her BA at Swarthmore College and her MFA at the University of Oregon. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Oregon Literary Arts, and Soapstone. In 2007, she completed her tenure as the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, which provided her with seven months of solitude in Oregon's Rogue River Valley. She used her time there to complete work on her book, Beautiful in the Mouth,which was awarded the 2009 A. Poulin, Jr., Poetry Prize and was published in 2010 by BOA Editions. It contains poems previously published in Prairie Schooner, West Branch, Willow Springs, and AGNI, among others. You can also listen to her read her work—which has been nominated five years in a row for the Pushcart Prize—at the online audio archive From the Fishouse. Keetje has taught writing at the University of Montana, and was most recently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. In the 2011–2012 academic year, Keetje is the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College. She divides her time between Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Missoula, Montana, where she lives with her dog, Bishop, and does her best to catch a few fish.