Grace MacNair is a poet, teacher, and healthcare professional. Born and raised in North Carolina, she holds an MFA from Hunter College and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
A 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry, Grace has received fellowships and support from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Marble House Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Monson Arts, the Carolyn Moore Writers House, Bethany Arts, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Bread Loaf Translators' Conference. Grace was selected by Yona Harvey as the winner of Radar Poetry's 2021 Coniston Prize and by Safia Elhillo as the winner of Palette Poetry's 2022 Emerging Poet Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Poetry Northwest, The Missouri Review, Frontier Poetry, Best New Poets 2022, and elsewhere. Grace's micro-chapbook, Even As They Curse Us, is available from Bull City Press.