Maya Catherine Popa is a 2015 Ruth Lilly finalist and a recipient of the Editor’s Award from the Poetry Foundation. Her writing appears in Poetry, Tin House, the TLS, and elsewhere. She holds degrees from Barnard College, Oxford University, and New York University. She lives and teaches in New York City.
“The poems crackle with electricity, such is the cognitive energy with which Popa marshals and commands language and form. There is an underlying scholarliness which is never didactic, shot through as it is by humour and lyricism.” – Jenny Lewis