Hello, and thanks for visiting! My name is Steffan Triplett. I’m a Black, creative nonfiction writer and instructor, born and raised in southwest Missouri. My primary interests are in hybrid memoir writing and the essay, though sometimes my writing manifests through poetry. I love pop-culture: particularly, television, film, and music. Formerly, I was Co-Editor-In-Chief for the literary magazine Hot Metal Bridge and an Editorial Intern at Black Nerd Problems. I also have interest in publishing and the arts and have held internships with the National Book Foundation in New York City and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

My work has been featured in Essay Daily and has been published in Longreads, Electric Literature, DIAGRAMSlate, and Wildness, where it was nominated for “Best of the Net.” My work has been anthologized in Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books, 2018), and the forthcoming Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge, 2019). My essay “Something Like Time” won the Brutal Nation Prize in Prose and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The Blueshift Journal. I have received fellowships from Lambda Literary and Callaloo and am a VONA/Voices alum. I’m a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where I was a John B. Ervin Scholar and received my MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh.

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