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Poetry Studio

Prompts for Poets

250 pages
University of Akron Press
The purpose of this book is to welcome you to your own poetry studio. Like an art studio, recording studio, dance studio, yoga studio, or basketball court, Poetry Studio invites you into a creative space where you can make a new poem even when you might not feel creative. Whether you're in an MFA program or a college class, writing your first poem or are a published poet, these prompts are meditations and invitations for you to write.
Author Bio
Tyler Mills is a poet, essayist, and educator. She 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 memoir, The Bomb Cloud (Unbound Edition Press, March, 2024), received a Literature Grant from the Café Royal Foundation NYC. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNI, Brevity, Copper Nickel, River Teeth, and The Rumpus. The recipient of residencies from Yaddo, Ragdale, the Bethany Arts Community, 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. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and can be found at www.tylermills.com.