Kaitlyn Airy was raised on a small island in the Salish Sea. She currently resides in Charlottesville, where she is an MFA student in poetry at the University of Virginia. She is the 2020 winner of the Phyllis L. Ennes contest, hosted by the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. In 2022 Narrative Magazine named her one of their 30 Below 30. Her poems are found or forthcoming in EcoTheo Review, Moss, Cream City Review, Post Road, Poetry Northwest and Narrative Magazine. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Meridian Magazine and as an Editorial Assistant for Poetry Northwest.