Senior Editor and Poetry Editor (she/her)
Libby Maxey has been a member of the Literary Mama staff since 2012. She lives in rural Massachusetts with her husband and two rapidly maturing sons. With her academic career as a medievalist having died a stunningly swift death by childbirth, she now administers the Department of Classics at Amherst College, writes poetry, reads when able, and sings as much Handel as possible. Her work has appeared in The Mom Egg Review, Emrys, The Maynard, Mezzo Cammin, and elsewhere. She is a winner of the 2021 Princemere Poetry Prize, and her poetry chapbook, Kairos (2019), won the Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voices contest.