Keetje Kuipers was the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident and a Wallace Stegner Fellow. Her book, Beautiful in the Mouth, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions. She is the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.
From the first issue onward, jubilat has aimed to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists. Rather than section off these varieties of work, the magazine creates a dialogue that showcases the beauty and strangeness of the ordinary, and how experiments with language and image speak in a compelling way about who we are.
Response to jubilat has been overwhelming. Work from recent issues has been selected for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2001, 2002, and 2005; The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses 2003 and 2004; and five times for reprint in Harper's magazine. The magazine has also been featured in Poets & Writers, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and was shown in the New York Public Library's 2002 exhibit New American Literary Magazines.jubilat