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3.2 (episode 69) featuring TYLER MILLS!

Tyler Mills is the author of City Scattered (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press 2022), Hawk Parable (Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019), Tongue Lyre (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions Chapbook Prize, Diode Editions 2021). Her nonfiction manuscript-in-progress, The Bomb Cloud, recently received a Literature Grant from the Café Royal Foundation NYC. A poet and essayist, her poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe GuardianThe New RepublicThe Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNIBrevityCopper NickelRiver Teeth, and The Rumpus. She lived and taught in New Mexico four years, most recently serving as the Burke Scholar for the Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos, NM, and now teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found at

In this video, Tyler reads poems from City Scattered (Tupelo Press, April 2022), which is a book of persona poems set in Weimar Berlin and with a voice that breaks through the cabaret and comments from the perspective of the present day. 

More context for the book: Tyler in conversation with James Morehead on the Viewless Wings poetry podcast (transcript here):

Review of City Scattered in the Compulsive Reader:

Watch Tyler’s reading here!
Tyler Mills


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