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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 (and often my writing manifests through poetry). I enjoy television, film, and literature, and I have interests in publishing and the arts, previously holding internships with the National Book Foundation in New York City and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. I’m currently a Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the Assistant Director for the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. My first book, Bad Forecast, is forthcoming on Essay Press (2024).

My nonfiction has been published in LongreadsVultureEssay DailyElectric LiteratureNat. BrutSlate, and elsewhere, and has been recently anthologized in Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology from Middle America (Belt 2020) and It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press 2022). My poetry and hybrid work has been published in FenceDIAGRAM, and the Puerto del Sol Black Voices Series, and has been anthologized in Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat 2018) and Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge 2019). I was an inaugural Outpost Fellow and have received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Cave Canem, and Callaloo and am a VONA/Voices alum. I currently volunteer as an (Essay) Editor for the The Offing, and I’m a 2022-2023 National Book Critic’s Circle Emerging Critics Fellow.

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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