Maya C. Popa is the Poetry Reviews Editor at Publishers Weekly.

She is an English teacher and director of the Creative Writing Program at the Nightingale-Bamford school in NYC, where she oversees the visiting writers fund.

Her first book, American Faith, is forthcoming from Sarabande in Fall 2019.

She is the recipient of the The Poetry Foundation's Editor's Prize, and her poetry appears in Tin HouseKenyon ReviewPoetry London, and elsewhere. Her criticism and non-fiction appear widely, including in Poetry, The Times Literary SupplementPoets & Writers Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

Her chapbooks, You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave and The Bees Have Been Canceled (a Poetry Book Society choice) were published by New Michigan Press in the US and Southword Editions in the UK. 

She holds degrees from Oxford University, NYU, and Barnard College.

Maya Catherine Popa