Laurin Becker Macios was born in Miami, Florida and raised just short of everywhere (Florida, Germany, North Carolina, Colorado, and Holland). Her chapbook I Almost Was Animal won the 2018 Writer’s Relief WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest and Somewhere to Go, her first full-length book, won the 19th annual poetry award from Elixir Press and is forthcoming in fall 2019. Her poetry has appeared in Salamander, Green Mountains Review online, [PANK], Boxcar Poetry Review, The Pinch, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere. Currently a consultant for non-profit arts organizations and the Email Marketing Manager for The Adroit Journal, she is the former Executive Director of Mass Poetry and former Program Director of both the Poetry Society of America and Mass Poetry. In 2013 she earned her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of New Hampshire, where she taught on fellowship for three years, and she has a background in scientific and textbook publishing. She lives in New York City with her husband (Chris), son (Theo), and French Bulldog (Noula).

RECOGNITION

WINNER: ELIXIR PRESS’ 19TH ANNUAL POETRY AWARD, JUDGED BY LIZ ROBBINS
SOMEWHERE TO GO WILL BE PUBLISHED IN 2019

 

WINNER: THE WRITER’S RELIEF 2018 WATERSEDGE POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST, JUDGED BY SUSANNA LANG
I ALMOST WAS ANIMAL IS AVAILABLE HERE

Finalist: The Sunken Garden Poetry Chapbook Prize // 2019
Finalist: The Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press // 2018
Semi-finalist: Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award // 2018
Semi-finalist: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry from University of North Texas Press // 2017
Semi-finalist: The St. Lawrence Book Award from Black Lawrence Press // 2016
Finalist: The Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press // 2016
Shortlist: Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Prize // 2016
Semi-finalist: Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse // 2015
Semi-finalist: Frost Place Chapbook Competition // 2015
Finalist: Boston Review/92Y Unterberg Poetry Center Discovery Prize // 2014
Finalist: Paper Nautilus' Vella Chapbook Prize // 2013
Teaching Fellow: University of New Hampshire // 2010-2013
Rosenberry Prize Winner for Best Overall Literary Piece: University of Northern Colorado Literary Awards // 2006
First Place Prize Winner, Poetry: University of Northern Colorado Literary Awards // 2006