Greg Keeler has written lunatic masterpieces. He sings pretty good for such a big guy. He’s my absolute favorite practioner of whatever the hell it is he practices, in all of America.
– David Quammen
Bozeman writer Greg Keeler will read from his latest collections of sonnets at Elk River Books, 115 E. Callender St., in Livingston at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011. A playwright, songwriter, memoirist, painter, MSU English professor, fisherman and mushroom fanatic, Keeler is best known for his political satire and dark comedy.
Keeler’s work was widely performed in Montana through the Vigilante Theatre Company’s productions of “The Lewis and Clark Show” and “Woof!” He’s published one memoir, Trash Fish: A Life; one biography, Waltzing with the Captain: Remembering Richard Brautigan; and 10 books of poetry. He’s recorded countless songs, and painted the riverine landscapes of southwestern Montana to local acclaim.
Keeler will read poems from Dead West at Elk River Books’ event, and might possibly be persuaded to pick up his guitar as well. The reading is free and open to the public.
This is a message for Greg–
Hope you have a rousing presentation tonight–just sorry I can’t be there to take it in. Keep on keeping on, bro.