Rebekah Keaton

“The story of your life is not your life; it’s your story.”–John Barth


Rebekah Keaton earned her B.A from the University of Buffalo and M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  Her academic areas of interest include 17th Century and 20th – 21st Century poetry , and she is Associate Professor of English at Niagara County Community College, located just outside of Niagara Falls, New York, where she teaches composition, American literature, and creative writing.

She has presented papers and given poetry readings at numerous national and regional conferences and workshops, most recently she led a poetry workshop at the Washington Island Literary Festival in Wisconsin and read at The Center for Inquiry and at Talking Leaves Bookstore, Western New York’s longest running independent bookstore.  She has published papers on Molly Peacock, Mary Jo Bang, and T.S. Eliot.  Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals, including Poemmemoirstory, Blueline, Common Ground Review, Moth+Rust, New Plains Review, and Earth’s Daughters, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

She lives in Buffalo, NY with her husband and twin sons, and a lively puppy.



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