Angelique Stevens lives in Upstate New York where she teaches creative writing, literature of genocide, and race literatures. Her nonfiction has been published or is forthcoming in Best American Essays two years in a row-- forthcoming in 2023, edited by Vivian Gornick and 2022 edited by Alexander Chee-- Granta, LitHub, The New England Review, and a number of anthologies. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Bennington College and an MA from SUNY Brockport in Literature. Her other honors include an alumni fellowship from Bennington College’s MFA Program; fellowships from Bread Loaf, Tin House, Kenyon Review, and Sewanee Writers Workshops; a fellowship to the inaugural cohort of the Periplus Mentorship Collective; a teaching fellowship to the Lighthouse Book Project, and a Residency to Hedgebrook's Writers in Residence Program . She is writing a memoir about her grieving her sister's suicide overdose and a book of essays about race, poverty, and the bootstrapping myth. She finds her inspiration in wandering—being in places that push the boundaries of comfort, experience, knowledge, and hunger. She is represented by Ayesha Pande at Ayesha Pande Literary.