Maria Nazos

Maria Nazos’ poetry, essays, and translations are published or forthcoming in The New Yorker, American Life in Poetry, Cherry Tree, Birmingham Poetry Review, North American Review, Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Florida Review, Rosebud, TriQuarterly, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. She served for several years as the editorial assistant for the former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser and his nationally syndicated newspaper column, “American Life in Poetry.”

A Pushcart nominee, Maria is the author of A Hymn That Meanders (2011 Wising Up Press) and the chapbook Still Life (2016 Dancing Girl Press). She has received scholarships and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Kimmel Harding Nelson Foundation, the University of Nebraska, where she took her Ph.D. in Creative Writing, and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives with two crazy felines and a patient veteran-feminist husband who loves the cats though he won’t admit it, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Find her at