Articles by Ani Keaten

Ani Keaten is a poet grown in the desert mountains of Idaho. She writes about daily life and her experience with chronic illness. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys creating art with oil pastels, looking at rare rocks, and seeking out high places from which to take pictures.
Psychosomatic

Psychosomatic

Concerning autoimmune conditions: first, describe the pain, then follow the doctor’s instructions, and wait. First, describe the pain, and be sure to mention you don’t want pain meds. You might need to bring a husband or father to vouch for you.…

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Ani Keaten

Ani Keaten is a poet grown in the desert mountains of Idaho. She writes about daily life and her experience with chronic illness. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys creating art with oil pastels, looking at rare rocks, and seeking out high places from which to take pictures.

Put a Bandaid on It

Put a Bandaid on It

Diagnosed during cardio kick semester. Thrice weekly high kicks and lunges, crying, burning vagina-wound. My options limited: tell the professor tell my advisor tell the doctor I portion absences like war rations, panic when I have no more, beg my advisor…

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Ani Keaten

Ani Keaten is a poet grown in the desert mountains of Idaho. She writes about daily life and her experience with chronic illness. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys creating art with oil pastels, looking at rare rocks, and seeking out high places from which to take pictures.