LEXA HILLYER, Co-Founder

Lexa Hillyer is the author of  Proof of Forever (HarperCollins). She is also the author of Acquainted with the Cold (Bona Fide Books), the 2012 gold prize winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Award for Poetry and recipient of the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. Her work was featured in Best New Poets 2012 and she has received various prizes and honors for poetry. Lexa earned her BA in English from Vassar College and her MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She worked as an editor at both Harper Collins and Penguin, before co-founding Paper Lantern Lit. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and their very skinny orange tree. Photo © Charles Grantham