About Tyler Mills

Tyler Mills - 2019

Tyler Mills is a multi-genre writer who was born in Chicago, grew up in upstate New York, and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, Hawk Parableselected by Oliver de la Paz for the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize (University of Akron Press, 2019), and Tongue Lyre, selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh for the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013). She is writing a collection of essays titled Afterimage, selections of which have recently appeared in AGNI, The Rumpus and Poetry, as well as a  poetry manuscript-in-progress titled Children of the Flood. She has written a collaborative poetry chapbook with Kendra DeColo titled Poem with a Million-Dollar Budget, which was a finalist for the 2017 Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize; and she has written a chapbook of poems that explores women and wage labor in Weimar Berlin currently titled Seen from Above, which was a finalist for the 2017  Diode Chapbook Contest. 

She 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).

Her poems have appeared widely, including The New  YorkerThe Guardian,
Poetry, Kenyon ReviewBoston Review, The Believer, and New England Review; 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 creative nonfiction won the Copper Nickel Editor’s Prize in Prose and has also appeared in AGNI, Cherry Tree, the Collagist, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her visual work has been shown in the Piano Roll Project, Bates Mill Complex (Lewiston, ME) and published in Poetry. She has also been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, most recently the Golden Shovel Anthology, the Manifesto Project, and Still Life with Poem. 

A recipient of fellowships, scholarships, and residencies from Yaddo, Ragdale, the Vermont Studio Center, the Kenyon Writers Workshop, Sewanee, and Bread Loaf, her past appearances also 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. For inquiries, you may contact Tyler Mills here

Tyler Mills is also editor-in-chief of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought, an online magazine of new writing, and an Assistant Professor of English at New Mexico Highlands University.

Artist Vitae (Updated December 2018)