Maya C. Popa is the author of American Faith (runner-up in the Kathryn A. Morton Prize judged by Ocean Vuong), as well as two chapbooks, You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave and The Bees Have Been Canceled (PBS Summer Choice). She is the recipient of awards from the Poetry Foundation, Oxford Poetry Society, and Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, among others.

Popa is the Poetry Reviews Editor at Publishers Weekly and an English teacher and director of the Creative Writing Program at the Nightingale-Bamford school in NYC, where she oversees visiting writers, workshops, and readings.

She holds degrees from Oxford University, NYU, and Barnard College (‘11) and is currently pursuing her PhD on poetry and wonder in London.

Photo Credit: Bill Wadman

Photo Credit: Bill Wadman