Grace MacNair is a poet, teacher, and healthcare professional. Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BA from UNC Chapel Hill and an MFA from Hunter College.
In addition to teaching creative writing at Hunter College, Grace has taught at health centers for at-risk youth, for summer programs at Barnard College, and was a regular substitute lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill. Grace currently teaches poetry privately and online to adults and K-12 students at The ArtsCenter.
Grace has received support from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Bread Loaf Translators' Conference, Brooklyn Poets and research grants from Hunter College. She received Radar Poetry's 2021 Coniston Prize selected by Yona Harvey, and was a finalist for the 2021 Sappho Prize and the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize. She's recipient of a 2021 Monson Arts’ Residency and Fellowship to conduct archival research related to midwifery. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Radar Poetry, and elsewhere. She's been anthologized in "Uni-Verse: Poetry - Prints - Proofs by Visionary Humans."