ingrid keir


Ingrid is a founder of the WordParty, and admits to being addicted to all things poetry. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in poetry at San Francisco State University, and enjoys spontaneity whether it means reading with a jazz band, collaborating with artists, or creating visual poetry.


Her work was selected to be in the 1st Visual Poetry & Performance Festival
at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, and she has been a featured poet at diverse venues in the Bay Area such as The SF Public Library, The
De Young, The Beat Museum, The Randall Museum, The Lighthouse for the Blind and many others.


In addition to her work with the WordParty, Ingrid has organized numerous events in San Francisco including: a yearly celebration of Pablo Neruda’s work, Poems Under the Dome at City Hall, the WordParty Meets the Poetry Bus and She Speaks. (See links to see/hear her read)


She has written several collections of poetry: Urban Booty (1999); The Secrets
of Like
(2004); Toward the Light (2007), Marjorie Wood Gallery (2009) an art and  poetry collection from a collaborative show with artist Kyle Knobel. She is working on a new collection of poems about the experience of moving to Oakland.


Ingrid has been published in:

Fox Chase Review, Autumn 2010

Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Volume 28, No. 1, Fall 2010

Cantaraville Seven, Summer 2009
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts Anthology, 2010

The 16th and Mission Street Review, 2009


Poetry and Art Exhibition Highlights:

"Beautiful Trash” Adrian Arias, De Young, San Francisco, CA 2010

“So Many Products, So Little Time —The Junk Mail Show” Soap Gallery,
     San Francisco 2010

“Kyle Knobel & Ingrid Keir” Marjorie Wood Gallery, San Francisco, 2009

“1st Visual Poetry & Performance Festival, Mission Cultural Center,
     San Francisco, CA  2009

“Visual Voices” ARTworkSF, San Francisco, CA 2007


see/hear:

> Click here to visit Ingrid’s Blog
Poem Dome @ SF City Hall
Neruda Celebration @ Red Poppy 1
Neruda Celebration @ Red Poppy 2
Poem Dome Fundraiser @ Kaleidoscope
Anger Management Reborn (William Taylor Jr reading my poem by proxy)
Pick of the Week on Lit Seen

books by ingrid:

Kyle Knobel & Ingrid Keir
Marjorie Wood Gallery























Toward the Light, with artwork by
Kyle Knobel.
click here to buy




The Secrets of Like, click here to buy