2018 MacArthur Fellow John Keene is a writer, translator, professor, and artist. He is the author or co-author of half a dozen books, including Annotations and Counternarratives. His collection Punks won the 2022 National Book Award in Poetry. Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University-Newark, he chairs the Africana Studies Department and also teaches in the English Department and MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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