Maia Brown-Jackson

Poet

Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania US

Author's Bio

A devoted writer since she could maneuver a crayon, Maia Brown-Jackson has traversed many paths thus far in her short life and intends to see many more before she is done. After studying literature at the University of Chicago and working in galleries and art museums, while running from one thing to the next, Maia found herself in ISIS-occupied Iraq, working with Yazidi survivors of genocide. The tiny, infinitesimal amount she could help them in no way matched the awe she felt at their strength, welcome, and unending kindness. She was inspired to attend the Fletcher School for a Master’s in Law and Diplomacy, and now works uncovering fraud and Taliban interventions in humanitarian aid meant for the people of Afghanistan.

She recently published her first chapbook, And My Blood Sang, available from most retailers where books are sold.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
27th Annual Poetry Ink Anthology (Moonstone Press, 2024)
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Remembering Audre Lorde (Moonstone Press, 2024)
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Cacophony (Las Positas College, 2023)
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Nightmares (The Writer's Workout, 2023)
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When We Met, This Is How I Felt (Poets' Choice Publishing, 2023)
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Healing Felines and Femmes (Other Worldly Women Press, 2020)
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Making Magic (Other Worldly Women Press, 2020)
Journals:
Anti-Heroin Chic
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Cathexis Northwest Press
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Chunk Lit
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Rising Phoenix Review
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The Lorelei Signal
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The RavensPerch
Prizes won: 

Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story – Small Cast (Long Form): Return Home – "Genie"

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Helen Oyeyemi, Haruki Murakami, Anne Carson, Un-Su Kim, Jeff Vandermeer... (and suddenly she can't remember any other books she's ever read)
What I'm reading now: 
The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq by Dunya Mikhail

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
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Last update: Feb 26, 2024