About Myself


NoirMy name is Keene Short, or JK. I am a writer and academic in Lincoln, Nebraska, where I study creative writing in UNL’s graduate program. Previously I studied English and History at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I also worked as a writing tutor and photographer.

As an emerging writer, I focus on short fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction; I showcase examples of my work here. As an amateur historian, I enjoy lengthy, spirited discussions about remembrance and commemoration; I focus on twentieth century conflict and culture. My interests and skills vary widely, ranging from history to cooking to poetry to photography. Please feel free to explore my work here.

Recent Publications:

“Between Brick Walls” (Creative Nonfiction) and “List of Lists” (Poem) in The Tunnels, Spring 2016

“The End the Akrotiri” (Short Fiction) in Circa, Spring 2016

“Fatherhood” and “Portrait of the City as a Love Story” (Poems) in NEAT, Summer 2015

Connecting the Dots” (Creative Nonfiction), Away Fall 2015

The Real Deal” (Ten-Minute Play), 2015 NAPS Contest

Dublin” (Poem),  Burning Literary Journal, Fall 2014



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