Margot Schilpp was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She is the author of three volumes of poetry: Civil Twilight (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2012), Laws of My Nature (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2005), and The World's Last Night (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001). Her poems have appeared widely in literary magazines, and she has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and an M.F.A. at the University of Utah. She teaches at Southern Connecticut State University and at Quinnipiac University. Schilpp lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, the poet Jeff Mock, and their two daughters, Paula and Leah.