Erin Lynch was born and raised in Newberg, Oregon. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Currently, she is a Made at Hugo House Fellow in Seattle, where she teaches, writes, and performs. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as New England Review, Gulf Coast, and DIAGRAM, and her performance work has been featured at On the Boards, CityArts ArtWalk Awards, 206Q, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of support from the University of Washington and the Bill & Ruth True Foundation.