Trista Mateer is a writer from outside of Baltimore, who could be living anywhere by the time you read this. She moves too much to remember to update her bios!
Mateer gained traction in the writing scene with her eponymous blog, started in 2013, which primarily chronicled her romantic endeavors in the form of free-verse poetry. This saw her branded as an "aggressively personal poet," but her confessional style has also made her writing relatable to thousands of readers worldwide.
In 2014 she won the Where Are You Poet manuscript contest hosted annually by Clementine von Radics & Where Are You Press. In 2015 she won the Goodreads Choice Award for poetry with her self-published edition of The Dogs I Have Kissed. In 2017 her first collection, Honeybee, was picked up by Central Avenue Publishing and the expanded edition hit shelves in the spring of 2018 to critical acclaim and glowing reviews from readers.
Her first published fiction, "The Unholy Wild" is featured in the anthology [Dis]Connected: Poems & Stories of Connection and Otherwise, which came out in October of 2018.
Mateer is currently focusing on making art however it comes out, whether it's poetry or prose or literal hands-in-paint art. Her upcoming projects include: a fairytale retelling; an homage to women with swords; a story about a witch who runs away from her problems; and more sad, gay poetry.