Keith Meatto

Writer. Teacher. Editor.

Keith Meatto is a writer, teacher, and editor.

A Yale College graduate with an MFA from the New School, he has also studied African and African-American history at the University of Virginia, fiction writing at Kenyon College, and Spanish language in Buenos Aires.

His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Forward, The Millions, The Texas Observer, Mother Jones, Coldfront, Drunken Boat, Guernica, The Concord Monitor, where he trained as a daily newspaper reporter, and Frontier Psychiatrist. His short fiction has appeared in Artifice, Harpur Palate, Opium, and has been a finalist in three Glimmer Train contests. He is currently working on a novel.

In Spring 2021, he is teaching writing seminars at NYU Stern School of Business and Marymount Manhattan College. He has extensive classroom experience as a college writing instructor and as a high school English teacher, with an emphasis on global literature, cultural diversity, and social justice.

As an editor, he has worked on fashion, art, and social science books; documentary film; novels; dissertations; and articles about music, books, film, food, travel, pop culture, and finance. Institutional clients include Ralph Lauren and Brooklyn Public Library. He has recently worked on a memoir by a woman whose family escaped the Holocaust.

Since 2015, he has run two marathons, six half marathons, and many 10Ks and 5Ks.

After many years living in Brooklyn and Manhattan, he recently moved to Katonah with his wife and son.