Trista Mateer is a writer and visual artist currently based in South Carolina.
Mateer first gained traction in the modern poetry scene in 2013 with her self-titled tumblr blog, amassing thousands of readers and hand-making her own chapbooks. She loves building community and now regularly shares her work online to over 150k followers across social media.
In 2015 Mateer won the Goodreads Choice Award for poetry with her self-published edition of The Dogs I Have Kissed. Mateer then teamed up with Central Avenue Publishing in 2018 to re-release her debut poetry collection, Honeybee. And she followed up in 2019 with the illustrated full-color collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It, which went on to be voted one of the best poetry books of 2019 by readers on Goodreads.
Mateer worked with Random House Children's to create her young adult poetry debut, When the Stars Wrote Back. This collection was released in 2020 as a hardcover with beautiful two-color illustrations by Jessica Cruickshank.
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