SELECTED FICTION

Maya’s fiction can be classified as experimental, speculative, hybrid, humor, lyric, linked/serial, flash, vignette. A few examples, some of which connect as part of a longer novella, can be found here:

Booth Journal: “A Few Nondescript Adventures of Some Consequence”

Necessary Fiction: “Sixteen Bios . . . “

Queen Mob’s Tea House: “The Surgery”

Sundog Lit: “Office Man and The Conference”

Menacing Hedge: “Field Trip”

More pieces appear in Moss Journal, Rock & Sling, & Lilac City Fairy Tales (Towers & Dungeons Anthology), and other places.

SELECTED NONFICTION

Maya’s essays work across modes and styles, including lyric, narrative, hybrid, flash, speculative, experimental, and memoir. . . here are some examples:

Passages North: “Lower Columbia Watershed Haibun”

Bellingham Review, Issue 71, November 2015: “He Worked As an Electrician. He Enjoyed Television. (His Obituary Was Plain.)”,

Brevity Magazine, January 2017: “American Professionals”

Construction Magazine, January 2017: “Dear America: An Elegy in November”

Empty Mirror Review:All Night you Dream of Ice and in the Morning Wake to a Skiff of Snow”

High Desert Journal, Fall 2015: “Questions for the Immigrant’s Daughter,” and “After the Birth of My Daughter, I Try to Imagine My Father as a Child,”

“On Libraries and Vans,” blog post in Erin Pringle-Toungate’s Summer Library Series, 2015

Other nonfiction can be found in Florida Review, The Pinch, Spark Magazine (the Magazine of Humanities Washington), and the New York Times-reviewed anthology, This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, as well as elsewhere.

SELECTED POETRY

Recently online:

“The Pleasure of Ruin” in Willow Springs

Laozi” in Poetry Northwest

“little spell for kestrel hovering/ for x-ray & mothering”  in Underblong

“Dear America” in The Rumpus

What Rough Beast.: “Spell for Conjuring Order: Pleuronectiformes,” in What Rough Beast

“Tori Amos Nursing the Pig,” in The Shallow Ends

Spell for Electron Microscopes/ for Silicate Minerals & Landfills” in Hobart Pulp

“Will You Tape a Big Zero to My Shirt?“, in Sidereal

“A Small Replica of History,” in Matter Monthly

“It Turns Out a Broken Heart” in Rise Up Review

RADAR POETRY SUITE: “This Aurora Has a Crack and is Beginning to Take on Water”

“There Are Two Kinds of People in this World”

“Not My Boat”

“The Waiting”

“For Danelle, on the Curving Back Roads of Wahkiakum County, at the Unblemished Age of Sixteen” (Thanks to Radar for nominating this poem for a Pushcart Prize)

OTHER POEMS:

All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood: “Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”

Bellingham Review: “A New Kind of Romance” and “I Set My Alarm for 2:52, But They Had the Time Wrong for Us Out Here in the West”

The Compass: “In Art Therapy, They Have Us Sketch Legs”

Dogwood: “Playing Scrabble with Steve and Crystal”

Ecotone: “Socioeconomic”

Florida Review: “Astoria”

“Mascara”

High Desert Journal: “Ways to Prevent Adultery, Numbers One Through Six,” “Ways to Prevent Adultery, Numbers Seven Through Nine,” and “Ways to Prevent Adultery, Number Ten”

INK Node:“Craigslist” (first appeared in New Ohio Review) and “When They Scanned My Brain for Love” (first appeared in Lilac City Fairy Tales)

The James Franco Review:“Biological Half-Lives”

Glass: A Journal of Poetry: “Spell Begging to Be Your Gerry Lindgren/ Spell Lying Down on the Job”

Juked: “Still Life with Maternal Instincts”

Kahini: “How She Comes to Understand Her Baptism”

Lost Horse Press (from RUST FISH): “The Rust Fish”

Montana Public Radio: “Goddammit” (first appeared in Rust Fish)

New Ohio Review: “Facing” and “The Woman Who Didn’t Know How” (audio file)

Pank: “Before the River Freezes,” “Hot Streak, Mid-May,” and “Falling”

“The Woman Who Bought Our Place By the Ocean Burned it Down,” “She Dreams of Being an Arist,” and “Beetle Summer”

Prism Review: “Nymphomaniac Dreams of Hell”

Pontoon Poetry: “In those Early Days, the Woman Who Was a Mermaid Dreams of Loneliness”

Rattle: “Why We Can’t Use Roundup On Our Lawn”

“Amber”

“My Grandmother’s Cow”

“Honesty”

Raven Chronicles: “Migration”

Southern Humanities Review: “What She Sees Above Us”

Spoon River Poetry Review: “The Filling”

Squalorly: “Under the Cathedral Tree” and “Trains”

Tahoma Literary Review: “The Oriole Outside My Window Reminds Me” (audio file)

The Far Field (blog of WA State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken): “Honesty” (this poem first appeared in Rattle)

Waywiser Press: “A Mother’s Story” and “Marsupial”

West Branch: “Something Like Singing in the Rain”

. . and elsewhere . . .

See BOOKS for more.  

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