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 computational social cognitive neuroscience research. She is also a Clinical Research Aide at Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry, where she conducts clinical qualitative participatory research about recovery from trauma, and a Project Coordinator at the Translational Research in Emotions, Addiction and Trauma (TREAT) Lab at the City College of New York, where she coordinates research about the neuroscience of mindfulness and its impact on recovery from trauma.
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 was published by 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.