Marina Weiss is from Massachusetts, and lives in Brooklyn.
She's a graduate of Amherst College and New York University's Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Adelphi University, where she assists with research about recovery from trauma and the computational neuroscience of implicit biases, such as racism and sexism. She is also a Grants Assistant for the Translational Research Training for Racial/Ethnic Minorities at City College of New York (CCNY) and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and a Project Coordinator at the Translational Research in Emotions, Addiction and Trauma (TREAT) Lab at the City College of New York.
She has received grants and prizes from the Fulbright Commission, the Academy of American Poets, the Starlight Foundation, the New York University MFA in Creative Writing, Amherst College, The Garden Clubs of America, and Narrative Magazine's 30 Under 30 contest.
Her chapbook, Misprison, was selected for the 2017 Girls Like Us Prize by Aracelis Girmay, and is forthcoming from Rabbit Catastrophe Press (Lexington, Kentucky) in 2018. The title poem, Misprison, was selected by Eileen Myles as the winner of the 2018 So to Speak Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, Relativity, was a finalist for Phantom Limb Press's Nathan Breitling Prize and for The Atlas Review Chapbook contest in 2015. Her work is published or forthcoming in Tin House; Colorado Review; Gulf Coast; Narrative; Bat City Review; Fjords; No, Dear; Canteen; Parallax; Paper Darts; The Greensboro Review; Phantom Limb; Thrush; Caper; Clapboard House; folly; Brink; 34th Parallel; Painted Bride Quarterly; The Montreal Review; dislocate; and elsewhere.