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Op-ed: She Wasn't Just a Novelist With Promise, Marina Keegan Was My Friend

A posthumous publication of Marina Keegan's book leaves behind unsung words. read more

7 Powerful Life Lessons We Can Learn From The Writer Who Died Young – Marina Keegan

Untimely death is always tragic. When the promise of tomorrow is cut short, the one who passes away leaves their... The post 7 Powerful Life Lessons We Can Learn From The Writer Who Died Young – Marina Keegan appeared first on Lifeh...

J.R. Moehringer on Marina KeeganWords of Wisdom: She lived only 22 years, but her writing is timeless

I never met Marina Keegan, but when I learned of her death I felt as if I'd known her well. We belonged to several of the same tribes. We were both Yalies. We were both from the Northeast. Both Irish,...

Her First, and Last, Book

"I will live for love and the rest will take care of itself" -Marina Keegan at her Yale graduation, May 2013 There's an inspirational short essay written by Marina Keegan on the occasion of her graduation with honors from Yale University on May 20, 2013. Show More Summary

Song for the Special

4 months agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Marina Keegan Excerpted from The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, a posthumous collection by Marina Keegan, who was killed in a car accident in May 2012. Every generation thinks it's special—my grandparents because they remember World War II, my parents because of discos and the moon. Show More Summary

"The act of reviewing—or even just having critical thoughts about—juvenilia produced by someone who cannot defend herself seems both loathsome and pointless."

Writes Alice Gregory, confronted with "The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories," by Marina Keegan, who died in a car crash at the age of 22.You can read the title essay on-line here: "The Opposite of Loneliness." Excerpt:Yale is full of tiny circles we pull around ourselves. Show More Summary

A Posthumous Triumph

Readers comment on my column about Marina Keegan, a young woman who reminded us to seek meaning in life, and not just money, partly because we never know when our time will run out.

The Opposite Of Loneliness

12 months agoOdd : Thought Catalog

The piece was written by Marina Keegan '12 for a special edition of the News distributed at the class of 2012's commencement exercises.

Cold Pastoral

When Marina Keegan died, tragically, at the age of twenty-two, in a car accident in May, she had just graduated from Yale University and was about to start a job on the editorial staff of The New Yorker. (She had interned in the magazine’s...Show More Summary

Lauren Oyler: Past Participle

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

More than a month has passed, and I'm still waiting for someone to articulate why I find myself drifting from the 12 half-finished Word documents on my desktop to Facebook and typing "Marina Keegan" into the search bar.

Boyfriend cleared in car crash that killed Yale graduate Marina Keegan

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

The boyfriend of a woman who was killed in a car crash just days after her graduation from Yale last month was cleared of all charges Thursday in a Massachusetts courtroom, NBC station WHDH in Boston reported.

Marina Keegan’s boyfriend may face charges in her death

2 years agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Los Angeles Times | Cape Cod Times Massachusetts State Police have summoned Michael Gocksch before a magistrate on a charge of vehicular homicide. Marina Keegan, Gocksch’s girlfriend, was killed on Cape Cod in late May when Gocksch lost… Read more

Amanda Slavin: 'The Opposite of Loneliness': Inspired by Marina Keegan

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

Loneliness is a choice. You can be surrounded by a web of people and if you are using those people to complete yourself, you will still feel lonely. You have the choice to alter that terrifying feeling inside of you and turn it into an opportunity -- an opportunity to discover who you are, who you want to be and the choices you can make to become the best version of yourself.

Remembering Marina Keegan

2 years agoNews : News Desk

On a typical afternoon a few weeks ago at Koffee—a popular gathering spot in New Haven—I agreed to meet with Marina Keegan, a Yale senior who was days away from graduating. She was applying for a couple of jobs, and she wanted to kick...Show More Summary

Aubree Eliza Weaver: Real World Realization

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

In the midst of the panic and epiphanies that have plagued my life for over a month now, Marina Keegan's essay was the one thing that put my mind at ease.

Marina Keegan Leaves Behind Musical About Drug Smuggling and Tall Ships

The 22-year-old playwright and journalist Marina Keegan died shortly after graduating from Yale this weekend, but her work will live on. The New York International Fringe Festival, or FringeNYC, is featuring performances of her musical "The Independents."

Death of Marina Keegan Sparks Mourning Across Web

The passing this weekend of Marina Keegan, a writer, journalist and recent graduate of Yale University, has sparked mourning and self-reflection across the web, particularly among recently-matriculated college students.

SAVED Yale Graduate Killed After Giving Inspirational Message To Her Class

Sad, Sad, Sad. Marina Keegan was a young woman who saw possibilities everywhere she looked. She had plans aplenty for after graduation but her ambitions were cut short by a fatal car accident only seven days after her Yale commencement. She was an esteemed contributor to the Yale Daily News whose inspirational parting message wa published posthumously on [...]

Marina Keegan's poignant essay: 'Let's make something happen to this world'

"We're so young. We're twenty-two years old. We have so much time. There's this sentiment I sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lay alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out - that it is somehow too late."

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