Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan

Maya Pindyck

b. 1978

Current City, State, Country

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Maya Pindyck is a poet and interdisciplinary artist. Her most recent poetry collection, Impossible Belonging, won the 2021 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and is forthcoming with Anhinga Press in 2023. She is also author of Emoticoncert (Four Way Books, 2016) and Friend Among Stones, winner of the Many Voices Project Award (New Rivers Press, 2009) and co-author of A Poetry Pedagogy for Teachers: Reorienting Classroom Literacy Practices (Bloomsbury, 2022). She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, and grants from the Historic House Trust of New York City and Abortion Conversation Projects. Her visual, collaborative, and community-based work has been exhibited at the Milton Art Bank (Milton, PA) and in New York City at the Art in Odd Places Public Festival, the Governors Island Art Fair, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, The Clemente, and elsewhere. Currently, Pindyck lives in Philadelphia where she is an assistant professor and director of Writing at Moore College of Art & Design. She grew up in Boston and Tel Aviv.

Published Works

Impossible Belonging (forthcoming; Anhinga Press, 2023)
Emoticoncert (Four Way Books, 2016)
Friend Among Stones (New Rivers Press, 2009)
Locket, Master (chapbook; Poetry Society of America, 2006)

A Poetry Pedagogy for Teachers: Reorienting Classroom Literacy Practices, co-authored with Ruth Vinz (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

Assistant Professor & Director of Writing, Moore College of Art & Design


PhD in English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
MA in Education, Brooklyn College (New York City Teaching Fellows Program), 2008
MFA in Poetry, Sarah Lawrence College, 2006
BA in Studio Art and Philosophy, Connecticut College, 2000

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