Keith Luebke (he/him/his)
Keith Luebke is a retired teacher with two degrees in art, one in sociology, and one in urban studies. In 2020, he and his partner bought an old farmhouse (1896) one block from the house they lived in for over thirty years. Now, in a studio with windows, he makes modest pots and writes on the side. He worked in a variety of nonprofit organizations for nearly twenty years. That work included promoting craftspeople in rural Illinois and New Mexico, but most of his work was with people experiencing homelessness. Keith and his teacher/partner, Judith Luebke, were part-time grant writers from the 1980s into this new millennium. With Judith as editor, Keith wrote funding proposals to create housing and opportunities for low-income families and individuals. They also taught students how to create, implement, and evaluate programs responding to community needs.