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The Boneheap in the Lion’s Den: Poetry, Pain, and Perseverance,” featuring Maya J. Sorini.

Maya J. Sorini is a narrative medicine scholar, medical student, essayist, and award-winning poet. Her first collection, The Boneheap in the Lion’s Den, won the 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry and was a semifinalist for the 2024 Poetry Society of Virginia North American Poetry Book Award. Maya has a master’s degree, has taught in Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program, and continues to work as a freelance Narrative Medicine workshop facilitator and lecturer. Her work has appeared in arts and medical journals, including JAMA, Intima Magazine, and Doxy’s Op Med. Maya is a third-year medical student at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and lives in Bergen County with her grandmother.

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