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 preteen. She studied comparative literature at San Diego State University and Brandeis University, where she earned an M.A.  After graduate school, she moved to New York City to work at Farrar, Straus & 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 City 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.