Tyler Mills is a poet, essayist, and editor based in Chicago. Her book, Tongue Lyre, was the winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (SIU Press 2013) and was fourth on the Believer‘s “Readers Favorite Works if Poetry in 2013″ list. Her poems have appeared in the Believer, Blackbird, the Boston Review, and Poetry magazine (forthcoming), and have been anthologized in A Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume, Best New Poets 2007, and Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Her criticism has appeared in Jacket2, the Robert Frost Review, the Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere, and her poems have won magazine awards from the Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Third Coast. She has been the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Vermont Studio Center, and her past appearances include the Bethesda Writer’s Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Pitchfork Music Festival, the Southern Festival of Books, and the Stadler Center for Poetry. A PhD candidate in Poetry at the University of Illinois-Chicago and graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland, she is editor-in-chief of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought.