About the Author

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Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. 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. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore ReviewNew South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood,  Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is the author of the poetry collections Rust Fish (April 2011, Lost Horse Press) and Yesterday, the Bees (October 2015, Floating Bridge Press). Other manuscripts have been finalists with the National Poetry Series, University of Wisconsin, Prairie Schooner, Waywiser, and elsewhere, and poems, essays, and reviews appear in journals such as Bellingham Review, West Branch, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, High Desert Journal, Cincinnati Review, and Rattle, as well as anthologies such as Forest Under Story, All We Can Hold, and New Poets of the American West. Maya serves as Fiction Editor for Crab Creek Review and Poetry Editor for Scablands Books; she also teaches poetry (writing) and poetics for Central Washington University.

Visit the “books and publications” page to read various online samples of Maya’s work.

You can reach Maya by email: mayajewellzeller [at] gmail [dot] com