Libby Maxey has a BA in English from Whitman College and an MA in medieval studies from Cornell University. She is a senior editor and poetry editor at the online journal Literary Mama, where she has been on staff since 2012. Her poems have appeared in EmrysMezzo Cammin, Crannóg, Stoneboat, The Maynard, and elsewhere. She is a winner of the 2021 Princemere Poetry Prize, and her first chapbook, Kairos (2019), won the New Women’s Voices contest at Finishing Line Press. Her nonliterary activities include singing classical repertoire, mothering two sons, and administering the Department of Classics at Amherst College.