The poems in Snowman are full of intelligence, humor, and craft. I found myself through Keeler’s love of language and ability to capture broad experiences – from the scientific to the political to the personal – moved one minute and laughing out loud the next. A book like no other, brimful of uniqueness and surprise. - Yvonne Higgins Leach, poet-author of Another Autumn
Snowman presents a remarkable collection of intriguing and thought-provoking poetry from R. J. Keeler
-Michael B. Davie, author, Hammertown
R. J. Keeler began writing in 1970 under the direction of Guy Owen.
Keeler’s second book of poetry Snowman, contains poems from over thirty years of writing. His style ranges from traditional forms (sonnets, villanelles, sestinas) to less formal arrangements, and in content from science to silliness, to love and death.
His writing tends to be distinct from many academic writers, for whom he has a mild distain.
Keeler has been published in over seventy literary journals and has won (or been named a finalist in) several contests and awards.
He is currently completing the set of poems for his third book of poetry.