Maya Pindyck's third book of poems, Impossible Belonging (2023), won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, selected by Carmen Giménez Smith, and was a National Poetry Series finalist. She is also author of Emoticoncert (2016) and Friend Among Stones (2009), winner of the Many Voices Project Award. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, and Bellingham Review's 49th Parallel Poetry Award.
She has exhibited her visual, collaborative, and community-based work at the Milton Art Bank (Milton, PA) and in New York City at The Clemente, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Art in Odd Places Public Festival, Governors Island Art Fair, Printed Matter, Chashama, and elsewhere. Her art projects have earned her grants from the Historic House Trust of New York City and Abortion Conversation Projects.
Pindyck is coauthor of the education book A Poetry Pedagogy for Teachers: Reorienting Classroom Literacy Practices (Bloomsbury, 2022), shortlisted for UKLA's 2023 Academic Book Award. Her scholarship on systemic inequities, schooling, affect, and the capacities of creative practices appears in various journals, including Gender and Education, English Journal, International Journal of Education Through Art, English Education, and Sex Education.
She earned her PhD in English Education from Columbia University's Teachers College, her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and her BA in Studio Art and Philosophy from Connecticut College. Currently, she 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.
"I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you-- Nobody-- too?"