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 a 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 Brooklyn Poets and research grants from Hunter College. She is a recipient of Radar Poetry's 2021 Coniston Prize selected by Yona Harvey. She was a finalist for the 2021 Sappho Prize and a recipient of a 2021 Monson Arts’ Residency and Fellowship to conduct archival research related to midwifery. Grace's chapbook was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2021 Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship sponsored by Bull City Press, and she attended the 2021 Bread Loaf Workshop Series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, RHINO, Radar Poetry, and elsewhere. She has been anthologized in "Uni-Verse: Poetry - Prints - Proofs by Visionary Humans" alongside Rowan Ricardo Phillips, David Ferry, and Rosanna Warren.