Jerome C. Keith
Filmmaker. Current editor-in-chief for Loyal University’s undergraduate journal Reader’s Response. He writes scripts, short stories, and non-fiction that aim at exploring identity. By exploring many genres, he hopes to find ways to express how people’s identities function in the pursuit of happiness. He’s currently in charge of writing copy for his family business, Keith Monuments, a company located in Chattanooga, TN, that has provided headstones and memorials for the last fifty years. When not writing, he produces short films, learns new recipes, and spends time honing his passion for storytelling by exploring the craft of film.
A queer, disabled woman of Jewish heritage and pagan persuasion. She writes poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. When she’s not writing, she loves hiking, slinging tarot cards, and hanging out with her dog and leopard gecko. She is currently working on her first novel.
He writes to invent images, to blend the body/mind with actions and objects beyond its control, paying particular attention to the quiet malfunctions in every day. Through his grandmother’s shelves of horror movies and mystery novels, coupled with an early animation obsession, traits of surrealism took a matinee seat in the theater of his brain until his first year of college, when it began to really inform his work. Soon enough, literary surrealism was the only way he could gain access to the wild landscapes his poetry brings to life and, in some ways, to sneak behind more difficult, socio-political walls. Currently, he’s finishing his last semester as a grad student at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, along with his first full manuscript of poetry reflecting on the multi-racial body, its stereotypes and ethnic disconnections.
On Tumblr, he began a prompt writing a specific emotion in images only, aptly titled “unidentified feelings.” He’s compiled a majority of this prompt in two e-books independently published on Issuu. His other e-book Planet Songs has been made available at Avant Debut.
selected works: “Inheritance of Tumors”, “whatever trilogy”, “Sharing Lessons,” “quarrel : vacancy,” & “dreammineral”, “The Hedgehog’s Dilemma”, “Lions”