Maureen Sherbondy

b. 1964

Current City, State, Country

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Metuchen, New Jersey, USA


Maureen Sherbondy’s work has appeared in European Judaism, Zeek, Southern Humanities Review, and other journals. She has published 11 poetry books. Maureen has also published short stories and a young adult novel.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

Rituals, beliefs, attitudes from my Jewish upbringing find a way into my creative works. Even if not on the surface, these threads are present in the writing itself.

Published Works

Lines in Opposition (Unsolicited Press, 2022)
Dancing with Dali (FutureCycle Press, 2020)
Belongings (MSR, 2017)
The Art of Departure (Kelsay Books, 2015)
Beyond Fairy Tales (MSR, 2014)
Eulogy for an Imperfect Man (Brick Road, 2013)
The Year of Dead Fathers (Robert Watson Poetry Award Winner; Spring Garden Press, Story South, 2012)
Praying at Coffee Shops (MSR, 2008)

Lucky Brilliant (Black Rose Writing, 2020)
The Slow Vanishing (MSR, 2008)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

English Instructor at Alamance Community College


Rutgers University, B.A., Certificate in Industrial Education
Queens University of Charlotte, M.F.A. in Poetry

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