Maria Nazos


Lincoln , NE
Nebraska US

Author's Bio

Poet, translator, and memoirist Maria Nazos has been published in The New Yorker, TriQuarterly, World Literature Today, The Columbia Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Mid-American Review, American Life in Poetry, The Greensboro Review, The North American Review, The Tampa Review, Anomaly, The Florida Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The New Ohio Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. A Pushcart nominee, her work has appeared in renowned anthologies including What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, (Northwestern University Press, 2020) edited by Martín Espada, and Nasty Woman, An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, edited by Grace Bauer and Julie Kane (Lost Horse Press, 2017).

Maria is the author of two collections of poetry: Still Life (Dancing Girl Press 2016) and A Hymn That Meanders (Wising Up Press 2011). She served for three years as Ted Kooser's editorial assistant for his "American Life in Poetry" nationally-syndicated column. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Her work has received an Academy of American Poets Award, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from The Sewanee Writers' Conference, scholarships from The Santa Fe Art Institute, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and fellowships from The University of Nebraska, The Vermont Studio Center, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Publications & Prizes

A Hymn That Meanders (Wising Up Press, 2011)
Still Life (Dancing Girl Press, 2016)
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Fellowships from the University of Nebraska, Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Won The Academy of American Poets Awards, earned scholarships from the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

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Greek American
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Joliet, IL., Athens, Greece
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Last update: Jan 04, 2021