Elisávet Makridis (she/her) is a Pushcart Prize- and Best New Poets-nominated Pontic Greek poet-educator raised between Astoria, New York and Greece. She is an alumnus of Sarah Lawrence College where she received the Andrea Klein Willison Poetry Prize and Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry. In 2022, she was the winner of Ruminate Magazine’s Poetry Prize judged by Rajiv Mohabir and Inverted Syntax’s Sublingua Prize for Poetry, runner-up for Canthius’s Priscila Uppal Memorial Award for Poetry judged by Liz Howard, as well as a finalist for the 20th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, Indiana Review’s 1/2K Prize for Poetry, Reed Magazine’s Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry, and The Sewanee Review’s 5th annual Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contest. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Canthius, Reed Magazine, Grist, Frontier Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, among others. She was nominated and selected as the 2023 recipient of The Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award given annually to faculty members for excellence in teaching and advising by Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, she was accepted as an incoming Fellow in Poetry for the Vermont Studio Center Residency and her manuscript-in-progress was shortlisted for Poetry London’s 2023 Pamphlet Prize judged by Jay Bernard.