About

P.D. Keenen

Keenen practices nonviolence and empathy in their work and life. Their work focuses on nonviolent communication to witness the constellations of conflict within ourselves and the world. Their writing focuses on points of cognitive dissonance, shared humanity, and things in shadow that crave attention and recognition.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Keenen will be reading at the upcoming AWP19 in Portland on the Bookfair Stage 2, Saturday, March 30th at 1:30pm

PAST EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Keenen had an ekphrastic poem published at the MONA Museum, Skagit Valley, WA.
  • Keenen left social media to focus on empathy activism. Find them on their new website pdkeenen.com for more connection.
  • Keenen was selected for the 2015 Fall Session of AWP’s Writer to Writer Program working with Minal Hajratwala.
  • Keenen will be reading at the upcoming AWP 2015 at the Found Poetry Review JamPoRee.
  • Keenen will be reading at the Mare Nostrum X Book Launch at Hugo House.
  • Keenen was selected as an official AWP15 Poetry Scout for the Found Poetry Review.
  • Keenen had a poem published in Mare Nostrum X.