I’m a writer, artist, literary translator, and editor with a passion for teaching and social change.
My work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Pacific Standard, Harper’s Magazine, VICE, PANK, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. Here’s a full list of my published writing.
I am currently at work on a collection of essays and reported pieces about violence, trauma, and resilience, with support from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
I received my M.F.A. from Columbia University, where I completed concentrations in nonfiction writing and literary translation.
I have taught composition and journalism at American University, University of Maryland, Corcoran College of Art + Design (R.I.P.), Trinity Washington University, and Columbia University. I’ve also taught high school creative writing through various community programs. Currently, I work as the managing editor for Bellwether Education Partners.
In 2013, I received the Zoland Poetry/Vermont Studio Center Translation Fellowship, and in 2012, I was awarded a fellowship to attend the inaugural Translation Lab at Ledig House. My chapbook “Short Shorts” was named a semi-finalist for the Gazing Grain 2014 Poetry Chapbook Contest.
To contact me, email tpaperny [at] gmail [dot] com.