Laurin Becker Macios was born in Miami, Florida and raised just short of everywhere (Florida, Germany, North Carolina, Colorado, and Holland). She is Executive Director of Mass Poetry, and former Program Director of both the Poetry Society of America (January 2016 - June 2017) and Mass Poetry (June 2013 - December 2015). 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 2.5 plants, the world’s most energetic betta fish (Jesse Pinkman), her Frenchie (Noula), and her husband (Chris).