Maya Tevet Dayan is an Israeli-Canadian poet and writer. She’s the recipient of the Israeli Prime Minister award for literature for 2018, and an honorable mention from the Kugel Poetry Prize for 2016. Poems from her three critically acclaimed poetry collections have been translated into English, Spanish, German and Chinese, and have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, World Literature Today, Literary Review of Canada, Granta, Asymptote, The New Quarterly, Rattle, Copper Nickle, Cagibi and others. Her poem “Foreign-ness” was a finalist for the Rattle Poetry Prize for 2019, and her poem “Cotton” won the 2021 Rhino translation prize. She holds a PhD in Indian Philosophy and Literature and her translations of Sanskrit Poetry have appeared in various venues in Israel, the US and India. Her latest book, Feminism, as I Told it to My Daughters (2023) is a bestselling short memoir in essays based on her highly popular feminist columns and essays published over the years in Haaretz magazine. She is currently teaching creative writing and poetry at San Diego State University.