Liz Ann Young is originally from East Lansing, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degrees in English and African History from Michigan State University. Her college jobs included telemarketer, animal cage cleaner, and dorm mail sorter.
After graduation, she moved to Anacortes, Washington where she had jobs including coordinating elementary school volunteers, teaching preschoolers, cleaning offices, and writing marketing materials for dentists.
In 2012, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
She now lives in Columbia Falls, Montana where she has worked in a dental office, a rock quarry, a wood stove store, a collection agency, a housekeeping agency, and a preschool.
She teaches at Flathead Valley Community College and serves as the poetry editor for Atlas and Alice.
She lives with two dogs, two cats, a large vegetable garden, and a lawn that is constantly trying to die.