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.
As the 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 Cantab at the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge and Boston as a member of the 2011 Cantab slam team.
Maya completed her Emerson College BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing with a focus on poetry in 2011, including her thesis, a book of poems about mythology with a focus on the genre’s portrayal of women. She is best reached through her Facebook page. She currently lives in New York City.