Maya Jewell Zeller has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Her poetry has won awards from Sycamore Review, New South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood, Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her first book, Rust Fish, was released in April 2011 from Lost Horse Press; subsequent manuscripts have been finalists with the National Poetry Series, University of Wisconsin, and elsewhere, and poems, prose, and reviews appear in journals such as Bellingham Review, West Branch, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, High Desert Journal, Cincinnati Review, and Rattle. Maya serves as Fiction Editor for Crab Creek Review; she also co-directs the Beacon Hill Reading Series in Spokane, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and young son; and where she teaches English at Gonzaga University.
Publications and Prizes
Rust Fish (Lost Horse Press, 2011)
Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010)
Bellingham Review, Camas, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Comstock Review, Crab Orchard Review, Ecotone, Florida Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, High Desert Journal, Isotope, Mississippi Review, new ohio review, New South Review, Pank, Poet Lore, Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sycamore Review, West Branch
Crab Orchard Review's 2008 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize; 2008 Florida Review poetry prize; 2011 Sycamore Review Wabash Prize for Poetry; 2012 Dogwood Poetry Prize; 2012 New South Poetry Prize; 2012 New Ohio Review Poetry Prize
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Listing last updated: April 24, 2015