Ingrid Keir is a poet, curator, and educator. She runs Feather Press, an independent women’s literary press based in the Bay Area. She is co-founder of the WordParty, a long-running San Francisco poetry and jazz series. Ingrid taught undergraduate Creative Writing at San Francisco State University while simultaneously engaging students with writers in the local community. She has been a featured reader at many diverse venues in the Bay Area including the DeYoung Museum, The Beat Museum, Quiet Lightning and San Francisco City Hall. She has written several chapbooks: The Secrets of Like (2004), Toward the Light (2007) and released a new book of poetry in September 2016, The Choreography of Nests. Recent and upcoming publications include Dash Literary Journal, Two Hawks Quarterly, Sparkle + Blink and Hot Tub Astronaut. In 2016, she was shortlisted for the Litquake poetry contest. She facilitates writing workshops in the Bay Area.