Jayson Keery is a writer, editor, and arts coordinator in Western Massachusetts, where they completed their MFA in poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They are the author of the forthcoming poetry collection The Choice is Real (Metatron Press, 2023) and the chapbook Astroturf (o•blēk editions, edited by Peter Gizzi, 2022). Their work is published in Mundus Press, Hot Pink, Boulevard, Black Warrior Review, Overheard, The New Guard, b l u s h lit, Peach Mag, and others, and has been anthologized in Nightboat Books' We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics and Pilot Press London's A Queer Anthology of Rage. They are the recipient of the 2022 Metatron Press Prize for Rising Authors judged by Fariha Róisín, and the 2021 Daniel and Merrily Glosband MFA Fellowship, judged by Wendy Xu.
2023 The Choice is Real, Metatron Press
2022 "And fell through the dark," "[a beckoning]," "[an unbeckoning]," Mundus Press.
2022 "Stealth narcissus," Black Warrior Review.
2022 "The choice is real," Boulevard.
Awards and Fellowships
2022 The 2021 Metatron Prize for Rising Authors, judged by Fariha Róisín -- winner
2021 Omnidawn Single-Poem Broadside Contest -- finalist
2021 Daniel and Merrily Glosband MFA Fellowship, judged by Wendy Xu -- winner
2021 Knightville Poetry Contest, The New Guard, judged by Shanna McNair -- finalist
2021 Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press, judged by Denise Duhamel -- finalist
2019 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award, judged by Diana Khoi Nguyen -- runner up