Ellyn Maybe is the author of The Cowardice of Amnesia (2.13.61 Publications 1998), The Ellyn Maybe Coloring Book (Sacred Beverage Press 1997), Putting My 2 Cents In (self-published 1999), Walking Barefoot in the Glassblowers Museum (Manic D Press 2002) and her latest work is Praha and the Poet (self-published 2006) written during the two years she went to film school abroad. She has read all over the country, including
Bumbershoot, the Poetry Project, the New School, Taos Poetry Circus, South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Albuquerque Poetry Festival, and
Seattle Poetry Festival. She has also read in Europe at the Bristol Poetry Festival, on the BBC, and in poetry slams and readings in Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Stuttgart. She opened the MTV Spoken Wurd Tour in Los Angeles.
In addition, she has also read at USC, UCLA,
CSUN, and Cal State Fullerton, among other colleges. Writer's Digest named her one of ten poets to watch in the new millennium. Her work has been included in many anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder's Mouth Press 1999), So Luminous the Wildflowers (Tebot Bach 2003), Poetry Slam (Manic D Press 2002), Another City: Writing From Los Angeles (City Lights Press 2001), Poetry Nation: The North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry (Vehicule Press 1998) and American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie-Mellon University Press 2000).
She was on the 1998 and 1999 Venice Beach Slam teams. She was seen reading her work in Michael Radford's (Il Postino) film
Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
Her website is