Maya Jewell Zeller


Maya Jewell Zeller is a writer, editor, and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of the poetry collections Rust Fish (April 2011, Lost Horse Press) and Yesterday, the Bees (October 2015, Floating Bridge Press); her prose and poetry appear widely, in such journals as Bellingham Review, West Branch, Pleiades, High Desert Journal, The Rumpus, Willow Springs, and The Moth, as well as textbooks and anthologies like Forest Under Story, All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood, and Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology

Among Maya’s accolades are a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and a residency in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. In addition to editing for Crab Creek Review and Scablands Books, Maya is a mother to two children and Assistant Professor of creative writing and poetics for Central Washington University. Follow her on Twitter @MayaJZeller or visit her website,, for more information.