C.M. Keehl Gives Us Answers!


What is your beverage of choice?

All day IPA all the time but also don’t bother me until I slam enough coffee to power a rocket. If I’m anything else: bourbon.

Tell us a little bit about your work in REALITY BEACH.

Construct is all contextual. Reality Beach is dope. Honored to showcase on what makes for habitual, on becoming animal, on what makes me spin.

What is your typical writing process?

Find what you’re afraid, hold in your hand, then let it destroy you to prove maybe you’re stronger. Rinse repeat, do it in every different light.

If you had a talk show, what would the name be?

The needy abyss. Say it five times fast.

Do you have any home remedies for loneliness?

My dog Carver & losing time hiking in hills.

What have you conquered recently?

I recently learned how to whistle from an acorn top, hold my breath past 40 seconds & sew up skin a way best for not being seen.
I also just finished a microchap UNTIL THE FOXES for Ghost City Press.

Where can we buy more of your work (if applicable)?


What motivates you?

The need to do cool shit (this is clearly subjective).
The blood in my veins that I can’t change that wants to be best alien competition.
Also being incredibly good at nothing makes me want to show my dog I can do something at all. If I can’t pay my loans I might as well have something pretty to look at.

Any upcoming projects?

Oh yes. It involves a little bit of theory, a little bit of science & a whole bunch of poetry.
Hopefully it will be TBA soon. I think it’s dope & I hope you will too.

If Earth is a mother, and Time is a father, then what is Art?

The cosmos we found ourselves locked in/ the only hope for getting out.

Be sure to check out Keehl’s poems in Issue Two!