Marya’s first published poem appeared in 1993. After a number of years’ hiatus from the form, she has returned to poetry and poetics with fervor. (Take a look at her essay on her argument with poetry in Essay Daily.) Her latest obsession is the prose poem, and you can see some of her most recent work in Booth, Broad Street, and DIAGRAM.
Marya has gravitated increasingly to the essay in the past few years, and her recent critical and creative nonfiction appears or is forthcoming from more than twenty publications, including Agni, Bellingham Review, Essay Daily, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, The Normal School, and the French feminist journal Vestoj. Marya has also written a number of forwards and afterwards for books, including the forward for a new anthology of stories from atheists and agnostics in recovery, titled Do Tell! (Rebellion Dogs Publishing) and the preface to a collection of critical essays called The Melancholic Muse (Palgrave). She is currently working on an anthology of critical and creative essays on the cultural transformation of the “feminine” narrative voice, and you will find an essay of hers in a forthcoming anthology of women writers on Virginia Woolf (A Room of Her Own).
Marya’s early training in journalism has paved the way for a fascinating and far-reaching career as a freelance journalist. With areas of specialization in arts coverage, science reporting, and literary journalism, Marya’s work has appeared in publications ranging from Vogue to CNN.com. She has a particular passion for writing about theater and visual art, and you can see her work in the Chicago Reader, Smithsonian, the Boston Globe, Minnesota Playlist, and many more. Look for new work appearing in DAME and elsewhere this fall.