ELISÁVET MAKRIDIS is a Pushcart Prize- & Best New Poets-nominated writer raised between Queens, New York & Greece. An alumna of Sarah Lawrence College,  she was the recipient of her alma mater’s Andrea Klein Willison Poetry Prize & Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry.

Her work has been published in Grist, Bellevue Literary Review, Tupelo QuarterlyCrab Creek ReviewFrontier Poetry, The Poetry Annals, and The Hunger. She is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Cornell University, where she also works as an editorial assistant for EPOCH magazine. Her heart swims somewhere in the Mediterranean.