Lynne Shapiro is a poet and essayist living in Hoboken New Jersey. Originally from Ozone Park, Queens, Lynne moved to Culver City, California when she was a pre-teen. She studied Comparative Literature at San Diego State and Brandeis University, where she earned an MA. After graduate school, she moved to New York City to work at Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishing company. For over a decade she worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art and was a member of the faculty at Parsons/The New School in New York and at Hudson County Community College in New Jersey. Culture and nature intertwine in her work to reveal a desire for wildness, magic, rootedness and authenticity.