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Maya Stein
Maya Stein is a Ninja poet, writing guide, and creative adventuress. She has published two collections of personal essays and three collections of poetry and photographs. She teaches Feral Writing workshops live and online and her “10-line Tuesday” poems, which she has been writing for more than 10 years, reach nearly 1,400 people each week. To learn more about Maya, visit

Entries by Maya Stein

A Day in the Life of a Modern Poet

(4) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 5:11 PM


It's 7:30 on a Sunday morning, but my partner and I are already up, dressed, and swigging hasty sips of coffee as we pack a pair of typewriters, a long card table, two chairs, and a cigar box filled with business cards into...

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Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 11:15 AM

It's been two years since I've been on the road with my bicycle and typewriter, and I have to say, I've missed those long, contemplative hours between towns, and the unexpected pleasure of finding instant home in the faces of the strangers I met.

But this coming July,...

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Telling Truths on a Typewriter: Father's Day on the High Line

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 2:55 PM


Type Rider returned to the High Line this past Saturday under gloriously clear, calm skies. It was the day before Father's Day, which - despite its slightly saccharine Hallmark backdrop - does offer a pause to contemplate our paternal influences, and the...

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Elisa Blynn, Story Oracle

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 11:41 AM

We met NYC performance artist, writer, and actress Elisa Blynn last December at a Williamsburg party celebrating Already Alive's latest project, "Story:Us," a short film made in collaboration with Local Projects founder Jay Barton...

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(I)Witness - A New Spin on Storytelling

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 3:09 PM


On a gorgeous Saturday morning at the tail end of March, Type Rider ( returned to the Chelsea High Line with BraveGirlsArt ( founder Amy Tingle. We brought hula hoops and a spruced-up Remington Ten Forty (thanks to Staten Island's...

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Type Rider Extensions: Salon Gossip

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 4:06 PM

When Meredith Eaton walked into the front door of Salon Gossip in Bloomfield, NJ ( on a chilly Thursday morning for her daughter's appointment, she was greeted - as always - by Donna Vaicels, the salon's effusive and effervescent owner. With a Brenda Vaccaro-esque raspy alto and short...

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Wish Trees, Frozen Yogurt and Building Community Through Creativity

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:03 PM

The drive from Nutley, New Jersey to Cold Spring, New York takes less than 90 minutes, but this village, tucked between Foundry Cove and Hudson Highlands in Putnam County, feels like a world away. The Main Street shops run for just a couple of blocks before the road takes you...

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A Pilgrimage With A Typewriter

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 5:50 PM

On May 5, 2012, writer Maya Stein left her home in Amherst, Massachusetts on a 40-day bicycle journey to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a vintage typewriter in tow. She traveled for 40 days and more than 1,200 miles, stopping along the way in communities and engaging people to participate...

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