Liz Ann Young is originally from East Lansing, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degrees in English and African History from Michigan State University. In 2012, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Throughout her wide and varied career, spanning from Michigan to Washington to Montana to New York, she has greeted, cleaned, bookkeeped, researched, taught, edited, written, created, sold, bought, called, and answered. She has worked in an ice cream store, a rock quarry, a private investigator’s office, a dental office, a collections agency, a scientific laboratory, a wood stove store, an elementary school, a preschool, a college, many cubicles, even more front desks, and even more houses.

She currently serves as the poetry editor for Atlas and Alice.

She lives in upstate New York with some humans, two dogs, two cats, and a delightful little farm in the woods.


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