Angelique Stevens photography by Jasna B


Angelique Stevens, Haudenosaunee, lives in Upstate New York where she teaches creative writing, literature of genocide, and race literatures. Her nonfiction can be found in LitHub, The New England Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and a number of anthologies. Her essay, “Ghost Bread,” which won the Prism International Creative Nonfiction Contest, was chosen for the forthcoming Best American Essays 2022 judged by Alexander Chee. She won the grand prize for the Solas Award in 2019; and her essay “Remember the Earth” was short-listed for Booth’s Non-Fiction Prize and published in Booth 13: Nonfiction Prize Issue. 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, Sewanee, and Kenyon Review Writers Workshops; a fellowship to the inaugural cohort of the Periplus Collective; and a fellowship to The Lighthouse Writers Book Project. She is a founding member of the Straw Mat Writers Group and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Water for South Sudan. She is currently writing a memoir about the loss of her sister. 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.