Keith J. Powell was born in Kentucky but claims to be from Ohio. He received a BA in English from Bowling Green State University before moving to Seoul, South Korea where he taught ESL for four years. To his great shame, he never learned to speak Korean while living overseas. Years later, he would also fail to learn French. After returning to the United States, he moved to San Francisco where he earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. He is a founder and the Managing Editor of Your Impossible Voice, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary project dedicated to advancing literary arts by supporting writers and poets, encouraging readership, and promoting academic literary scholarship. He currently resides in Ohio.