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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 pop-culture: particularly, television, film, and music. 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. I’m currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and the Interim Assistant Director for the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

My nonfiction has been published in LongreadsVultureEssay DailyElectric LiteratureNat. BrutSlate, and elsewhere, and is anthologized in Sweeter Voices Still: An LGTBQ Anthology from Middle America (Belt 2020) and the forthcoming 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 have received fellowships from Lambda Literary and Callaloo and am a VONA/Voices alum. I currently volunteer as an Assistant Editor for The Offing.

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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