M.W. MacKay began writing poetry later in life. An editor by trade, she has come to love the rigor that poetry demands–telling a complete story, well and beautifully, in a few short lines; she continues to strive toward that goal. Her award-winning poems have appeared in The Aurorean, Nantucket Magazine, and other publications.
She lives on the North Shore of Boston with her husband, son, cat, and chinchilla. Clichéd as it sounds, she loves to spend her free time taking long walks by the ocean with her husband.