Cali Kopczick was born in Spokane, Washington, but spent her formative years bouncing between small towns on the Olympic Peninsula. She learned how to write, talk, and think at the Odegaard Writing and Research Center at the University of Washington, where she spent three years as a tutor and one as an administrator. While at UW, she also served for two years as the poetry editor for Bricolage Literary & Visual Arts Journal.
After graduating, she went on to work as an editor at Chin Music Press, taking manuscripts from acquisition and developmental editing down to copyediting and proofing. Around the same time, she also helped launch Where the House Was, a documentary about the history and demolition of Seattle’s Richard Hugo House, using the building as a focal point for discussion of development, displacement, literary community, and memory. The film is now complete and making its way through the film festival circuit. Cali currently spends her days as a project manager, her afternoons as a programming coordinator for Moss, and her nights playing D&D.