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 was an honorable mention in the 2019 NC State Poetry Contest judged by Ada Limón, received a High Commendation in the 2020 Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition, and is a recipient of a 2021 Monson Arts’ Residency and Fellowship to conduct archival research related to midwifery. Grace was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2021 Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship sponsored by Bull City Press and was accepted into the 2021 Bread Loaf Workshop Series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, RHINO, and elsewhere. She has been anthologized in "Uni-Verse: Poetry - Prints - Proofs by Visionary Humans" alongside Rowan Ricardo Phillips, David Ferry, and Rosanna Warren.