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LOCAL>> Impossible Belonging, a Reading and Discussion with Poet Maya Pindyck

Presented by Dominican MFA in Creative Writing at Streaming Arts

Feb 28 2023
LOCAL>> Impossible Belonging, a Reading and Discussion with Poet Maya Pindyck

Impossible Belonging, a Reading and Discussion with Poet Maya Pindyck

Join us to hear Maya Pindyck read and discuss her newest book, Impossible Belonging.

Virtual author event
*Tuesday February 28, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us to hear Maya Pindyck read and discuss her newest book, Impossible Belonging which won the 2021 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. The book explores what it means to belong– to our bodies, our cultures, our histories, and to each other.

Carmen Giménez Smith writes, “Maya Pindyck’s Impossible Belonging is a collection of elemental folklore conceived from the inside and outside of bodies and the yearnings that shape them. Diaspora is complicated by the Anthropocene in this prescient collection. Pindyck unpacks the stories we shake off to seek out our own paths as mothers, Americans, as artists, and sisters with urgency and hope. At the same time, Impossible Belonging honors those legacies through the tender utterances of these crystalline poems.”

Location: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent via email to registrants.

Hosted by Dominican University of California’s MFA in Creative Writing Program

About the Author
Maya Pindyck is also author of Emoticoncert (Four Way Books) and Friend Among Stones (New Rivers Press), winner of the Many Voices Project Award, and coauthor of the educational resource A Poetry Pedagogy for Teachers: Reorienting Classroom Literacy Practices (Bloomsbury, 2022). Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, and grants from the Historic House Trust of New York City and Abortion Conversation Projects. She has exhibited her visual, collaborative, and community-based work at the Milton Art Bank (Milton, PA) and in New York City at The Clemente, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Art in Odd Places Public Festival, Governors Island Art Fair, Printed Matter, Chashama, and elsewhere. Her scholarship on creative practices, systemic inequities, and schooling appears in various journals, including Gender and Education, English Journal, International Journal of Education Through Art, and Sex Education. Currently, Pindyck lives in Philadelphia where she is an assistant professor and director of Writing at Moore College of Art & Design.

About the MFA in Creative Writing at Dominican University of CA

This creative writing event is hosted by the MFA in Creative Writing program at Dominican University as a service to the public and there is no charge for participating. Dominican University of California is a nonprofit institution. To make a donation to the MFA Scholarship Fund visit our site here.

Our low-residency MFA in Creative Writing welcomes you to a vibrant community of writers and dedicated faculty, in an unsurpassed San Francisco Bay Area location.

Whether you are a poet looking to hone your craft, an aspiring novelist who wants to get that book written, or a memoirist with an urgent story to tell, our MFA program will help you achieve your writing goals. For more information, visit


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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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