Maria Adams

Maria Adams is a Fall 2023 graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She holds a Bachelor of  Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a Screenwriting Certificate. While at the University of Cincinnati she took part in the University Honors Program, was a Belong Coordinator within that program, and was a Resident Advisor. This past Fall 2023 she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati.

Her poems and short stories have been published in the University of Cincinnati’s undergraduate literary journal during the three years she was a student there. During Spring semester 2023 she received an honorable mention for the Staples Capstone Prize for her submission from her capstone course: Creative Writing and Research.

As a Black creative writer she is passionate about poetry and utilizes it as a form of social justice that can uplift and explore the voices of marginalized communities. Ultimately it is a form of art whose power to enlighten and educate is invaluable.

Now graduated, Maria hopes to pursue a master’s degree in creative writing with a track in poetry in the Fall of 2024. In her free time she loves to read. Her favorite book and movie from last year was Red, White & Royal Blue! She also enjoys rainy days, conversations with dear friends, and humming along to any of her favorite Broadway tunes.