John Keene

John Keene

John Keene is Chair of African American and African Studies and Associate Professor of English and AAAS at Rutgers University-Newark. A former member of the Dark Room Writers Collective of Cambridge and Boston and a Graduate Fellow of Cave Canem, he is author of the novel Annotations, the poetry collection (with artist Christopher Stackhouse) Seismosis, the art book (with photographer Nicholas Muellner) GRIND, and the poetry chapbook Playland. His most recent work of fiction, Counternarratives, received an American Book Award and a Lannan Literary Award in Fiction in 2016.