Laurin Becker Macios was born in Miami, Florida and raised just short of everywhere (Florida, Germany, North Carolina, Colorado, and Holland). Her work has appeared in Salamander, Green Mountains Review online, [PANK], Boxcar Poetry Review, The Pinch, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere, and she has most recently been a finalist for the 2018 Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press and semi-finalist for the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. She is the former Executive Director of Mass Poetry and 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, son, and Frenchie.