Louise Mathias was born in Bedford, England. She grew up in Suffolk and, later, Los Angeles. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: The Traps (Four Way Books, 2013) and Lark Apprentice (New Issues Press, 2004) which won the 2003 New Issues Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, won the Burnside Review Chapbook Competition and was published by Burnside Review in 2010.
Her poems have appeared in TriQuarterly,
Octopus, Barrow Street, Massachusetts Review, and many other journals.
Louise was educated at USC and lives in Joshua Tree,