New York native Maya Phillips began slamming at the Emerson College Poetry Project in 2008 and found her way to the Cantab Lounge in the same year. A powerful performer with remarkable sense of persona and role, Maya has become an active and prominent reader in both the New York and Cambridge slam scenes, featuring throughout New York and the New England area. A former curator of the Emerson Poetry Project, Maya represented Emerson at CUPSI as a member of the college’s 2010 and 2011 slam teams. She competed for the Boston Poetry Slam at the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge and Boston as a member of the 2011 team.
Maya holds her BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing with a concentration in poetry from Emerson College, where she completed a creative thesis in poetry and an academic thesis examining gender roles and the portrayal of women in Greek drama. She is a freelance writer/copy editor and also works at the Academy of American Poets. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.