Steffan Triplett received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. His nonfiction and poems appear or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, The Offing, Nat. Brut, Kweli Journal, and Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color. Steffan has been a fellow for Callaloo and Lambda Literary, and is a VONA/Voices alum. He was raised in Joplin, Missouri.