Laurin Becker Macios was born in Florida and raised just short of everywhere. Her chapbook I Almost Was Animal won the 2018 Writer’s Relief WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest and Somewhere to Go (forthcoming 2019), her first full-length book, won Elixir Press’ 19th annual poetry award. Currently a consultant for arts organizations, she is the former Executive Director of Mass Poetry and former Program Director of both the Poetry Society of America and Mass Poetry. She earned her MFA from the University of New Hampshire, where she taught on fellowship. She lives in NYC with her husband, son, and French Bulldog. You can visit her at laurinbeckermacios.com.