He is the author of several books of poetry, including Deer Head Nation (2003), A Thousand Devils (2004), Breathalyzer (2008), and The Front (2009).
His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The Nation, Fence, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.
He is the author of a book of stories, Redemption Center (2006).
His fiction has appeared in Blaze Vox, Fourteen Hills, and The Harvard Advocate and his songs have appeared on Sons of Anarchy, Lucifer, and Sasquatch: Mountain Man and on movies and shows in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Singapore, Brazil, Sweden, and elsewhere.
Before that he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and an MFA graduate student at the University of Massachusetts.
His fiction has appeared in many magazines and journals including Best American Non Required, Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner.An interview with Jeffrey Yamaguchi of 52 Projects explains more about the MFA Handbook.At Stanford University, he and Adam Johnson pioneered The Graphic Novel Project, where talented artists, writers, and designers create a full-length graphic novel during the school year.Tom’s book The Creative Writing MFA Handbook had a significant impact on the way students approach graduate programs.His MFA Blog is still a very popular hub for potential students, and his writings on the subject of MFAs has appeared in Poets & Writers and The Writer.Stories in the collection previously appeared in Best American Nonrequired, Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Story Quarterly, and the Indiana Review.Interviews with Tom at The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, and Avant explore many aspects of Thieves I’ve Known.MA, Psychology, San Diego State University; BS, Psychology, University of Illinois As the Student Success Coordinator for the Oregon Center of the Arts, Karen assists students with their transition to the university, advises on the general education courses needed, aligns student’s career goals with their academic majors, and helps create academic plans to plan for graduation.She can help navigate the general education requirements for SOU, answer general questions about the major, and guide students to resources to help them to be successful. She spends much of her free time with the Curtain Climbers, a local Aerial Dance Company.The classes feature weekly assignments in reading and writing along with general online conversation among the students.Tom Kealey has taught Creative Writing at Stanford University since 2003.