Trista Mateer

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Trista Mateer is an American writer and visual artist from Westminster, Maryland. She won the Goodreads Choice Award in 2015 for poetry with The Dogs I Have Kissed. [1] [2] Her collection Aphrodite Made Me Do It was also voted one of the best books of the year by Goodreads users in 2019. [3] She has been invited to speak on multiple occasions about cultivating a social media presence for poetry [4] and for the importance of queer representation in media.


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  2. Hetter, Katia. "Goodreads readers pick best books of 2015". CNN. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  3. "Announcing the Goodreads Choice Winner in Best Poetry!". Goodreads. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  4. "BookCon 2018: Social Media Poetry Explosion". Retrieved 2020-01-10.