Maya Jewell Zeller

Author's Bio

Maya Jewell Zeller is the author of the poetry collection Rust Fish and the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees. She 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 Prize; her 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 is an Assistant Professor teaching poetry at Central Washington University.

Publications and Prizes

Rust Fish
(Lost Horse Press, 2011)
, Yesterday, the Bees
(Floating Bridge Press, 2015)
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
Prizes Won: 
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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Last updated: Jul 18, 2016