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Jayson Keery is based in Western Massachusetts, where they completed their MFA in poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They are the author of The Choice is Real (Metatron Press, 2023) and the chapbook Astroturf (o•blēk editions, 2022). Their work has appeared in Hot Pink, Boulevard, Black Warrior Review, b l u s h lit, Peach Mag, and others. They have been anthologized in Mundus Press’s Nocturnal Properties, Nightboat Books' We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, and Pilot Press London's A Queer Anthology of Rage. They received the 2022 Metatron Press Prize for Rising Authors, selected by Fariha Róisín, and the 2021 Daniel and Merrily Glosband MFA Fellowship, selected by Wendy Xu. A complete list of publications, awards, and interviews live online at


2023           The Choice is Real, Metatron Press 

2022           Astroturf, oblēk editions (chapbook)

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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


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