Laurin Becker Macios was born in Miami, Florida and raised just short of everywhere (Florida, Germany, North Carolina, Colorado, and Holland). She is Program Director of the Poetry Society of America and was Program Director of Mass Poetry, a poetry outreach organization serving Massachusetts, for nearly three years. 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 is a reader for Salamander, the Features Editor for Mass Poetry, and the designer of many of Boston's beloved Poetry on the T posters gracing the subways. She lives in New York City with 2.5 plants, the world’s most energetic betta fish (Jesse Pinkman), her Frenchie (Noula), and her husband (Chris).