Maya Salameh, ’22


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Maya Salameh has been a poet since the first grade, where she composed a piece about a lonely chicken and its search for companionship. Though her subject matter has evolved, she still finds joy and strength in her work. She is a 2016 National Student Poet, our nation’s highest honor for youth poets, and has performed at venues including the Obama White House and Carnegie Hall.

Maya is passionate about the intersection of creativity and citizenship, and expounds on themes of hyphenated identity, femininity, and the body in her writing. She is currently working on a book, habibi, articulating Arab-American culture, conflict and consciousness. In her spare time, she can be found singing too loudly in the shower, over-watching The Office, or attempting not to crash her bike.


Instagram | @mayaaasalam