Maya Phillips was born and raised in New York. Maya received her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and her BFA in writing, literature, and publishing, with a concentration in poetry, from Emerson College, where she served as SlamMaster of the Emerson College Poetry Project and competed at College Union Poetry Slam International (CUPSI) as a member of the 2010 and 2011 slam teams. In 2011, she represented the Boston Poetry Slam at the National Poetry Slam as a member of the Cantab slam team. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in At Length, BOAAT, Ghost Proposal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Vinyl, The Gettysburg Review, The New York Times Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others, and her arts & entertainment journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vulture, Mashable, Slate, The Week, American Theatre, and more. Her debut poetry collection, Erou, is forthcoming in fall 2019 from Four Way Books. A former content editor & producer at the Academy of American Poets, Maya currently works as a web producer at The New Yorker and as a freelance writer. She lives in Brooklyn.