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Office next door to the Writers Studio in the Connelly Library
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Virtual and by appointment
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A poet, interdisciplinary artist, and scholar, Maya Pindyck is chair of Creative & Critical Studies, assistant professor, and director of writing. Her third book of poems, Impossible Belonging (Anhinga Press, 2023), won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was a National Poetry Series Finalist. She is coauthor of 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, and the capacities of creative practices appears in various journals, including Gender and Education, English Journal, International Journal of Education Through Art, and Sex Education. 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, and Chashama. Her honors include 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. Maya 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.