Maya Catherine Popa is an English teacher and director of the Creative Writing Program at the Nightingale-Bamford school in NYC. 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 House, Kenyon Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. Her criticism and non-fiction appear widely, including in Poetry, The Times Literary Supplement, Poets & Writers Magazine, and The Huffington Post.
Her two previous chapbook, 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 U.K.
She holds degrees from Oxford University, NYU, and Barnard College.