About Tyler Mills

Tyler Mills (she/her) is the author of City Scattered (winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press 2022), Hawk Parable (winner of the Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019), Tongue Lyre (winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (winner of the Diode Editions Chapbook Prize 2021 and the New England Poetry Club’s 2021 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize). She is also the author of a forthcoming memoir, The Bomb Cloud.

A poet, essayist, and educator, her poems have appeared widely including in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Believer, and Poetry; won magazine awards from Gulf Coast, the Crab Orchard Review, and Third Coast; and been featured in the Academy of American Poets “Poem-a-Day” digital series. Her manuscript-in-progress, The Bomb Cloud, was awarded a Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC Literature Award. Work from this book won the Copper Nickel Editor’s Prize in Prose and has also appeared in AGNI, Brevity, Bennington Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her visual work has been shown in the Piano Roll Project, Bates Mill Complex and published in Poetry and Tupelo Quarterly. She has also been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies internationally and nationally, most recently in the forthcoming Poems from Pandemia published by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, as well as the Golden Shovel Anthology.

Tyler Mills holds degrees from Bucknell University (BA), the University of Maryland (MFA), and the University of Illinois-Chicago (PhD). Her creative dissertation was awarded the UIC Graduate College Outstanding Thesis Award (Arts and Humanities). The recipient of residencies from Yaddo, Ragdale, and the Vermont Studio Center, as well as fellowships from Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Tyler Mills teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center’s 24PearlStreet and lives in Brooklyn. 

Past appearances include Poetry/Cabaret at the Green Room 42, the KGB Bar Poetry Series, Bethesda Writer’s Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Pitchfork Music Festival, the Southern Festival of Books, and the Stadler Center for Poetry. For inquiries, you may contact Tyler Mills here

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