Maya Phillips



New Yorker


My debut full-length poetry collection, Erou, is forthcoming in fall 2019 from Four Way Books. Until then, you can find some of my published poems at the publications listed below.



"Poem Ending with a Scene of a Woman Alone" | American Literary Review (forthcoming)

"The Woman," "Sometimes my father is a roaming hunger," "In Which My Mother and Father Meet for Brunch After His Death," "And/Or," "Of Late" | West Branch (forthcoming)

"At the Doctor's Office" | The Boiler Journal (forthcoming)

"Revision," "Losing His Cool" | The Gettysburg Review

"Offering" | Vinyl

"Persephone, Engaged" | At Length

"Erou" | Hayden's Ferry Review

"A Kind of Temperament" | BOAAT

"Daddy says," "Say," "Ode to My Father's Failed Kidney," "Currency," "My father dreams of the sky" | Ghost Proposal



"The Kindly Ones," "Theme in Red" | Anomaly



"Sunnydale High Student No. 23" | FreezeRay Poetry


I'm an arts and culture journalist with experience writing everything from TV recaps and theater reviews to long editorials and hard news for online publications, local print papers, national newspapers and more. My focus is in writing long-form criticism and features on theater, movies and television, but I'm also passionate about writing about books, particularly poetry, anime/manga, graphic novels and various other elements of nerd culture. My work has appeared in The New York Times, American Poets, American Theatre, Vulture, Mashable, Slate, EDGE, Black Nerd Problems, The New York Amsterdam News, Elmore Magazine, Chelsea Now, Dig Boston and Improper Bostonian, among others. You can check out a sampling of my work below.



Maya Phillips was born and raised in New York. Maya received her BFA in writing, literature, and publishing with a concentration in poetry from Emerson College and her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in At Length, BOAAT, Ghost Proposal, Hayden's Ferry Review, Vinyl, and The Gettysburg Review, among others, and her arts & entertainment journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Vulture, Mashable, Slate, American Theatre, and more. Her debut poetry collection, Erou, is forthcoming in fall 2019 from Four Way Books. Maya currently works as the associate content editor & producer at the Academy of American Poets and as a freelance writer. She lives in Brooklyn.

Read more about her poetry and journalism and follow her @mayabphillips

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