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 JaysonKeery.com.
2023 The Choice is Real, Metatron Press
2023 "It was the same I throughout," "Am I still a broken tile," "State of undress," Shabby Doll House.
2023 "Leave her alone," The Copenhagen Poetry Journal.
2023 "Have it your way," Rejected Lit Magazine.
2023 "The day I knew," Not For Resale.
2022 "And fell through the dark," "[a beckoning]," "[an unbeckoning]," Nocturnal Properties, Mundus Press.
2022 "BISEXUAL SNACK TIME," Hot Pink.
2022 "Stealth narcissus," Black Warrior Review.
2022 "The choice is real," Boulevard.
2021 "Mammalian Dreams," Overheard.
2021 "If angels," The New Guard.
2021 “Tonight I am little,” Metatron Press.
2020 “Me Problem,” We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics. Nightboat Books.
2020 “Breast Pump,” Peach Mag.
2019 “Mark the Psychic Confirms I’m a ‘Tough Guy’,” Cosmonauts Avenue.
2019 “It’s Our Problem Free,” “Pucker Up,” b l u s h lit.
2018 “Oops Sorry, I’m Not Punk I’m Gay,” Girls Like Us Magazine Issue 11.
2018 “Oh, Kay,” A Queer Anthology of Rage. Edited by Rich Porter. Pilot Press: London.
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