Brian Trapp

Lance Cleland

Brian Trapp is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer from Cleveland, Ohio. He has published work in the Kenyon Review, Longreads, Gettysburg Review, Narrative, Brevity, and Ninth Letter, among other places. He has received support from the Oregon Arts Fellowship, VCCA, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. He earned a PhD in Comparative Literature and Disability Studies from the University of Cincinnati, where he was an associate editor of the Cincinnati Review. He now teaches at the University of Oregon, where he directs the Kidd Creative Writing Workshops.

He will be at work on a memoir titled Twelve Words, about growing up with his twin brother, Danny, who had cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities and was also very funny.