Tyler Mills is a poet and essayist whose fields of interest include myth and genre, theories of the lyric, and contemporary poetry. She is the author of Tongue Lyre, winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (SIU Press 2013). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Believer, the Boston Review, Georgia Review, and elsewhere, and her prose has appeared in Jacket2, the Robert Frost Review, and the Writer’s Chronicle.
Her poems have received awards from the Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Third Coast, and she has been the recipient of a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, a John Woods scholarship from the Prague Summer Program, and an artist/work-study grant from the Vermont Studio Center. A graduate of the University of Maryland (MFA, Poetry), Tyler Mills is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is also Editor-in-Chief of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought.