Lily Holloway was raised on deep-fried mushrooms in South New Brighton, Ōtautahi. Their first chapbook was published in 2021 as a part of Auckland University Press' AUP New Poets 8. Their other work can be found in places such as Cordite, Hobart After Dark, Peach Mag, Landfall, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, Starling, Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ New Zealand Writers, and various other nooks and crannies. Lily is one of six second-year poets undertaking an MFA in Creative Writing at Syracuse University.
Lily is a founding editor of eel mag and the poetry editor for Salt Hill.