Keith Montesano

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About me

Gender Male
Location Vestal, New York, United States
Introduction I'm the author of three books of poetry: Ghost Lights (Dream Horse Press, 2010), Scoring the Silent Film (Dream Horse Press, 2013), and Housefire Elegies (Gold Wake Press, 2017) Other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, American Literary Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter, Quarterly West, Blackbird, and elsewhere. I recently earned a PhD in English and creative writing from Binghamton University. Contact me @ kwmontesano [at] gmail [dot] com.
Interests Writing, Film, Poetry, Literature, Publishing, Teaching, Thinking, Listening, Watching, Taking In
Favorite Movies Yi Yi, Birth, Factotum, Police Beat, Half Nelson, The Straight Story, Zoo, Little Monsters, Fargo, Broken Flowers, Candy, Ding A Ling Less, Brick, American Wedding, Dazed and Confused, Cache, Junebug, Cannibal The Musical, Days of Heaven, No Country for Old Men, Shawshank Redemption, Mulholland Drive, American Movie, Se7en, Suspiria, Inferno, Time of the Wolf, Do the Right Thing, Happy Gilmore, You Can Count on Me, Stroszek, Slacker, Walkabout, Full Metal Jacket, George Washington, Style Wars, The Goonies, Magnolia, Elephant, Jump Tomorrow, Tender Mercies, Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Love Liza, The Last Picture Show, Short Cuts, Deliverance, All the Real Girls, Breaking the Waves, Silence of the Lambs, Mystery Train, Come Early Morning, Waking Life, The Night of the Hunter, Hard Eight, Bad News Bears, Undertow, Apocalypse Now, Winter Light, The Player, The Red Shoes, Withnail and I, Contempt, Speaking Parts, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carnival of Souls, Matewan, Lone Star, Gimme Shelter, Exotica, Minnie and Moskowitz, Ordinary People, Stalker, Dead Ringers, Written on the Wind, Election, Solaris, For All Mankind, Paris Texas, Bully, All That Heaven Allows, About Schmidt, Royal Tenenbaums, Manhattan, The Vanishing, The Hours, Julien Donkey Boy, Gummo, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Sweet Hereafter, Sideways, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Heart of Glass, The Ice Storm, My Life to Live, In the Mood for Love, Paper Moon
Favorite Music Six Parts Seven, Twilight Singers, Sharon Jones, Marvin Gaye, This Will Destroy You, Explosions in the Sky, Eluvium, The National, Cat Power, Don Caballero, Early Day Miners, Aloha, The Faces, Bark Psychosis, Hammock, Joanna Newsom, Bruce Springsteen, Helio Sequence, Stars of the Lid, The Forms, Steve Reich, Rachel's, Hem, The Hold Steady, Bird Ensemble, The Verve, Wilco, Sigur Ros, The Silent Years, The Most Scene Republic, Jeff Buckley, Maritime, Minus the Bear, Elliott Smith, Battles, Sea and Cake, Scott Walker, Radiohead, A Northern Chorus, Ola Podrida, Owen, Max Richter, Talk Talk, Lusine, Lilys, Labradford, John Coltrane, High Llamas, Fennesz, Dead Texan, Dirty Three, Caspian, Field Music, Winter Sleep, Yo La Tengo, Tortoise, Angels of Light, Beirut, The Books, Chris Lee, Georgie James, Sam Cooke, Ra Ra Riot, Brian Eno, Centro-Matic, Antarctica, K.C. Accidental, Broken Social Scene, Manual, Rogue Wave, Kings of Leon, The Shadow Project, Cat Stevens, Black Keys, Tom Waits, Califone, Afghan Whigs, Papercuts, Auburn Lull, Cardinal, James Blackshaw, Robert Wyatt, Andrew Hill, Morphine, Cyrus Rego, Pete Yorn, Black Crowes, TV on the Radio, King Crimson, Ryan Adams, Shiner, Castor, Swervedriver, Gang of Four, Jeff Klein, Keith Jarrett, Unwed Sailor, Loscil, Richmond Fontaine, Butterglove, Tulsa Drone, Homemade Knives, Port Royal, Neko Case, Spoon, William Basinski, Sleeping at Last, The Jesus Lizard, Tim Hecker, Hotel Lights, Final Fantasy, Of Montreal, Holopaw
Favorite Books Joe Bolton, Larry Levis, Mark Doty, Lynda Hull, C.K. Williams, Brian Teare, Mark Wunderlich, Paul Guest, Joshua Poteat, William Olsen, David Wojahn, Tom Sleigh, Reginald Gibbons, Thom Gunn, Richard Hugo, Jake Adam York, Brian Barker, T.R. Hummer, Michael Klein, Cormac McCarthy, Mark Halliday, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stevens, Sam Witt, Reginald Gibbons, Brad Land, Russell Edson, James Dickey, Randall Jarrell, James Hoch, Philip Larkin, Thomas James, Diane Ackerman, Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, Hayden Carruth, Robert Frost, Alan Shapiro, Rodney Jones, Donald Justice, Jack Gilbert, Spencer Reece, Judy Jordan, Galway Kinnell, Stephen Dobyns, Deborah Digges, Yehuda Amichai, Anne Carson, Herbert Morris, Tess Gallagher, B.H. Fairchild, Michael Ryan, Etheridge Knight, Susan Mitchell, Kevin Young, Seamus Heaney, Adam Zagajewski, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Weldon Kees, Anne Sexton, Rick Bass, William Stafford, Terrance Hayes, Stanley Plumly, Theodore Roethke, Sylvia Plath, Robert Pinsky, Nazim Hikmet, Czeslaw Milosz, Jorie Graham, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, Don DeLillo, William Matthews, Campbell McGrath, Bruce Weigl, Charles Wright, Donald Platt, Antonio Machado