Olivia Livingston Macassey was born in Aotearoa New Zealand, in 1975. She
spent her childhood on the Coromandel Peninsula and has lived in Auckland, Wellington, and Whangarei. She has a PhD in Film, Television and Media from the University
Her work has appeared in magazines including Landfall, Poetry New Zealand (in which she was the featued poet for issue 29), Brief/ ABDOTW, Magazine, Tongue in Your Ear; in compilations/anthologies such as New New Zealand Poets Read Their Work, Kaupapa, and NZ Gothic, and online at Blackmail Press and Snorkel.
Macassey's first book of poems, Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, was published by Titus in 2005. In 2013 her manuscript (provisionally titled Water Damage) was shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan award.