Faculty, Fellows and Visiting Artists


The ITI faculty offer a wide variety of approaches to the written and visual arts. All are working contemporary artists who publish and exhibit their work in national and international contexts. Our faculty are dedicated to innovative approaches and traditions that value psychologically, culturally and politically engaged work.

John Keene

John Keene

John Keene is the author of the novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995); the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), an art-text collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the forthcoming short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015). His translation of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat Books) appeared in 2014.

An artist as well, he has exhibited his work in New York and Berlin, and teaches at Rutgers University-Newark.