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Lily Clarke is from Fairview, NC. Lily taught English and volunteered at a seed bank, vineyard, and an art gallery on her gap year in Scotland, France, Spain, Myanmar, and Thailand. At UNC, she became an NC Fellow, a four-year program designed to motivate undergraduate students to maximize their leadership potential. She also became a trained doula and a volunteer with Carolina Campus Community Gardens. After graduation she won a scholarship to pursue an MFA in poetry at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

Lily graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and is currently the senior fog-catcher at the WNC fresh-water pond, observing crickets, glimmering leaves, and the stories in the peoples’ eyes.