Maya Phillips was born and raised in New York. Maya received her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers. Her poetry has appeared in American Literary Review, At Length, BOAAT, The Gettysburg Review, Ghost Proposal, Hayden's Ferry Review, Vinyl, and more, and her arts & entertainment journalism has appeared in the New York Times, Vulture, Slate, The Week, American Theatre, and more. Her debut poetry collection, Erou, is forthcoming in fall 2019 from Four Way Books. Maya currently works as a web producer at the New Yorker and as a freelance writer. She lives in Brooklyn.