Caitlin Myer is the daughter of a poet and a visual artist, and she grew up in a large, chaotic Mormon family in Provo, Utah. Her short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in No Tokens, Electric Literature, The Butter, Cultural Weekly, and Joyland, among others, and she was a 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellow. In 2010, Myer founded the San Francisco–based literary reading series, Portuguese Artists Colony (PAC), which has extended its reach beyond the U.S. to performances in Portugal. For seven years she traveled the world, and she has recently settled in Guimarães, Portugal. Her debut memoir, WIVING: A Memoir of Loving Then Leaving the Patriarchy, is forthcoming from Arcade July 21, 2020.