Zoë Fay-Stindt


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Zoë Fay-Stindt (she/they) is a queer, bicontinental poet with roots in both the French and American south. Her poetry has appeared in museum galleries, on the radio, on the streets of small towns, in community farm newsletters, and other strange and wonderful places. Their work has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and has been featured or is forthcoming in Frontier, SWWIM, Muzzle, VIDA, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from Emerson College, and has been invited to writing residencies through Sundress Academy for the Arts and Art Farm.

Zoë has also served many joyful non-academic roles: translator, grape picker, river dog, voter registrar. Writing has offered many of these, including Texas Book Festival moderator, teaching artist for The Austin Library Foundation’s Badgerdog program, and community liaison for Clemente-affiliate Free Minds, coordinating community writing workshops and helping adult students find renewal through the humanities. In all realms, her priority is building community and finding levity, strengthening her delight radar à la Ross Gay.