For more than fifteen years, Keith Mark Gaboury has spearheaded action to promote literary engagement. Moving forward, he is seeking to build more literary avenues in the Bay Area, nationally, and globally. Feel free to contact him if you’re interested in a collaboration to support a platform of expression from a diverse range of voices who have a right to be heard.
Beginning in January 2021, he co-hosts the weekly Walnut Creek (Zoom) Poetry Meetup.
Since June 2020, he leads a bi-monthly poetry workshop through The Typewriter Poetry Group.
Since January 2020, he has served as a member of the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club. Beginning in June 2020, he is currently the Advertising & Public Relations representative.
Since June 2018, he co-hosts Sourdough Writers.
Since January 2019, Keith has collaborated on The Muurje Project with a writer in Paris, France. On this platform, his own poetry is artistically showcased through creative sound and visual display.
Since 2016, he has served as an Eric Hoffer Book Award judge within the poetry category. After reading 20 poetry collections per year, he selects the top 3 collections and writes a 150-word summary on each book.
From 2011 – 2014, he served as co-founder, editor-in-chief, nonfiction editor, and content writer for Words Apart, a social justice-themed online literary magazine. He also read his critical essays at issue release events.
Between 2011 – 2012, he wrote book reviews on poetry collections for Write From Wrong Magazine, such as Fabio Morabito’s Toolbox, Tyehimba Jess’ Leadbelly, Thomas Sayers Ellis’ Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems, and Camille Dungy’s Smith Blue.
In 2010, he worked as a slush pile poetry reader for Ploughshares, Emerson College’s nationally recognized literary journal.
In 2008 – 2010, he served on the poetry committee and distribution team for Fourteen Hills, San Francisco State University’s high-quality literary journal. In doing so, he served as a voice in making final poetry submission selections and distributing the journal into many bookstores both locally and nationally.
In Spring 2007, he served as the founder and editor-in-chief for Harlaxton Showcase as a study abroad student at Harlaxton College in England.
From 2004 – 2008, he worked on the submissions selection committee for Watershed, Baker University’s student-run literary journal.