BIG IDEA: Keith Ekiss was a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford from 2005–7. His poems and translations have appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, New England Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, and elsewhere. His creative non-fiction has been anthologized in Permanent Vacation: Living and Working in Our National Parks. He is the translator of Eunice Odio's The Fire's Journey (Tavern Books, 2012).

VISUAL CHALLENGE: Photographing writers is very interesting work. So often they are more comfortable represented by words. Images, not so much. We worked with Keith in his handsome live/work environment, the San Francisco apartment where he does the bulk of his writing. The generative space was lent a visual sense of his voice to the photographs.