Poet, translator, and lyrical essayist Maria Nazos is the author of two collections of poetry: Still Life, (Dancing Girl Press, 2016), and A Hymn That Meanders (2011 Wising Up Press). She received her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is currently a doctoral candidate and Great Plains fellow studying English and specializing in Ethnic Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches poetry and creative writing workshops and serves as the Graduate Assistant to Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" Column.
Her work has received an The Academy of American Poets Award, scholarships from The Sewanee Writers' Conference, The Santa Fe Art Institute, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and fellowships from the University of Nebraska, The Vermont Studio Center and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Her poetry and translations are published or forthcoming in The Denver Quarterly, The Mid-American Review, The Greensboro Review, The North American Review, Subtropics, The Tampa Review, Drunken Boat, The Florida Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The New Ohio Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Mead, Gargoyle, The Raleigh Review, The Chiron Review, The Blue Lyra Review, decomP, Stymie Magazine, Inkwell, The Saranac Review, The anthology Wait a Minute, I Have to Take off My Bra, The Boxcar Poetry Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, Poet Lore, The New York Quarterly, Harpur Palate, The New Plains Review, The Sycamore Review, Main Street Rag, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Tar River Poetry, and the anthology Double Lives, Reinventing, and Those We Leave Behind.
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