Keegan Lawler

Keegan Lawler is a writer currently living in Washington State with his family. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming from the Los Angeles Review, Salon, The Offing, Phoebe Journal, and Tahoma Literary Review, among others. His chapbook, "My Own Private Idaho," is forthcoming from Red Bird Chapbooks.


My father had never been a tidy man, so it was not a surprise to see the boxes stacked three high along the hallway, or the piles of Bowhunter on the coffee table, or the taxidermy stacked against the wall.

Smalltown Boy

I’ve been told that to understand my feelings, I must first let myself feel them.

My Own Private Idaho

Their presence, as out gay boys, created a space and time where there was seemingly none in my life.