Lin Flores (she/they) lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah as a full-time poet and creative writing student. They are an MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of New Orleans and a reader for the Bayou Magazine. Her debut poetry collection, Reflections While Living in Utah, was a bestseller for both 2021 & 2022 at Under The Umbrella—Utah’s first LGBTQ+ bookstore. In 2023, Lin won the Andrea Saunders Gereighty / Academy of American Poets Award. She teaches poetry at the McGilis School in SLC where she strives to make a difference in the lives of young people seeking an outlet for self-expression and creativity. Flores works as a freelance writer and works closely with LGBTQ+ organizations. She is a featured blog writer for Celebrate Therapy, an LGBTQ-owned and operated therapy office. When Flores isn’t working on writing or teaching, she is volunteering her time with Plumas Colectiva, a collective of Latinx poets & artists.