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. Forthcoming in 2019 are her first full-length book Somewhere to Go, which won the 19th annual poetry award from Elixir Press, and her first chapbook I Almost Was Animal, winner of the 2018 Writer’s Relief WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest. 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 (Chris), son (Theo), and French Bulldog (Noula).