Maya Jewell Zeller


Spokane, WA
Washington US

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 & Prizes

Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010)
Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015)
Rust Fish (Lost Horse Press, 2011)
Journals: ,
, , ,
Comstock Review
Crab Orchard Review
, , , ,
High Desert Journal
Mississippi Review
, , ,
, , ,
Spoon River Poetry Review
Sycamore Review
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Jul 18, 2016