Tyler Mills was born in Chicago. Her collection Tongue Lyre won the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).
Her poems have received awards from the Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Third Coast and have appeared in the Antioch Review, Best New Poets 2007, Georgia Review, Nashville Review, TriQuarterly Online, and elsewhere.
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 Bucknell (BA) and the University of Maryland (MFA, Poetry), Tyler Mills is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.