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GOON
[WINNER OF THE 2020 IOWA REVIEW AWARD IN NONFICTION]

December, 2020

“‘Goon’ is a stunning essay about anger and survival. It’s about sexual violence and unexpected forms of caregiving. It’s about bruises and little toothbrushes and running amok. It’s about the quest to find language for feelings that seem impossible to express—its fiercely acute intelligence is powered, throughout, by the desperate throb of a human heart and its stubborn pulse. The vitality of the prose itself feels like a reminder of what the essay itself quotes from a textbook—that running a fever is proof of life. The prose in this essay is running a fever, and it’s very much
- Leslie Jamison, contest judge
[The Iowa Review | Nonfiction]

DAYS SINCE LAST WORKPLACE INJURY

December, 2019

It feels like a luxury to have just enough.
[The Rumpus | Nonfiction]

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I AM YOUR FRIEND WHO SUGGESTED BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AND I DID NOT COME HERE TO PLAY GAMES

May, 2019

Please claim your friends from the bathroom floor.
[The Belladonna | Humor]

TURBO-TAX FOR TWENTY-SOMETHINGS

April, 2019

Claim any homeownership tax breaks you qualify for:
Ha ha ha ha. Just kidding. Owning a home, can you imagine?
Realize you're $300 short on rent. Sell your plasma.
[Weekly Humorist | Humor]

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DON'T LET THE PIGEON BUILD A BORDER WALL!

February, 2019

"Hi! I’m the 116th United States Congress. I have to go away for some time. Please watch the country while I’m gone for thirty-five days. And remember, don’t let the pigeon build a border wall!"
[McSweeney's Internet Tendency | Humor]

SILICON VALLEY STARTUP OR PLAGUE-ERA FEUDAL BUSINESS

July, 2018

"The culture is very elder-oriented; the business is populated entirely by men in their early thirties. Everyone else is dead."
[McSweeney's Internet Tendency | Humor]

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IF YOU WANT ME AND YOUR FATHER TO HELP WITH RENT, PLEASE PASS THIS TEST

November, 2017

A bank of words is provided, but — as with your degrees in Anthropology and Environmental Science — some may not be used.
[The Establishment / Intimates | Humor]

REASONS I DID NOT SHOW UP FOR THE JOB INTERVIEW
(AND AM NOW IGNORING YOUR EMAILS)

October, 2017

I had to deal with a family emergency. My grandmother, who had long been suffering from an ailment specific enough to sound plausible but vague enough to avoid actually jinxing her health, took a turn for the worse. 
[The Belladonna | Humor]

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UNVEILS MONUMENTS TO FACEBOOK POSTS FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS

August, 2017

“Breathtaking” is just one word that comes to mind when visitors catch a glimpse of this gleaming canyon, whose impressive depth and breadth is rivaled only by the enormous void in some people’s lives that only clickbait quizzes can fill.
[Robot Butt | Humor]

 

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©2017 by Clancy B. Tripp.