Literary Engagement

Over the past fifteen years, Keith Mark Gaboury has spearheaded action to promote literary engagement. Moving forward, Keith is seeking to build more literary avenues within both the Bay Area and nationally. Contact him if you are interested in collaborating to support platforms of expression from a diverse range of voices who have a right to be heard.

  • In 2019, Keith collaborated on The Muurje Project by showcasing his own poetry and recording poetry by other poets.

  • Since 2016, Keith is an Eric Hoffer Book Award judge within the poetry category. After reading 20 poetry collections per year, he selects the top 3 collections and writes a 150-word summary on each book.

  • From 2011 - 2014, he served as co-founder, editor-in-chief, nonfiction editor, and content writer for Words Apart, a social justice-themed online literary magazine. He also read his critical essays at issue release events.

  • Between 2011 - 2012, Keith wrote book reviews on poetry collections for Write From Wrong Magazine, such as Fabio Morabito's Toolbox, Tyehimba Jess' Leadbelly, Thomas Sayers Ellis' Skin Inc.: Identity Repair Poems, and Camille Dungy's Smith Blue

  • In 2010, he worked as a slush pile poetry reader for Ploughshares, Emerson College's nationally recognized literary journal.

  • In 2008 - 2010, Keith served on the poetry committee and distribution team for 14 Hills, San Francisco State University's high-quality literary journal. In doing so, he served as a voice in making final poetry submission selections and distributing the journal into many bookstores both locally and nationally.

  • In spring 2007, he founded and served as the editor-in-chief for Harlaxton Showcase in England, Harlaxton College's short-run literary journal.

  • From 2004 - 2008, he worked on the submissions selection committee for Watershed, Baker University's student-run literary journal.