- Teaching Assistant Professor, Interim Director of CAAPP
Steffan Triplett is an essayist, cultural critic, and poet raised in Joplin, Missouri. He received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where he was a John B. Ervin Scholar. His first book, Bad Forecast, is forthcoming from Essay Press in 2024.
Steffan’s nonfiction has been published in Longreads, Vulture, The Iowa Review, Electric Literature, Nat. Brut, Slate, and elsewhere, and is anthologized in It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press 2022). Triplett’s poetry and hybrid work has been published in Fence, DIAGRAM, 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).
Steffan has been a fellow for Cave Canem, Callaloo, Outpost, and Lambda Literary and his work has been nominated for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize, and was the winner of the Brutal Nation Prize in Prose judged by Matthew Olzmann.