University of Akron Press to Publish Poetry Studio: Prompts for Poets by Tyler Mills


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The University of Akron Press is excited to announce that it will publish Poetry Studio: Prompts for Poets by Tyler Mills as part of the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. 

Regarding Poetry Studio: Prompts for Poets, Mills states, “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.”

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), Ton gue 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, received a Literature Grant from the Café Royal Foundation NYC and is forthcoming from Unbound Edition Press in March 2024. 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

Poetry Studio: Prompts for Poets will be available in spring 2024.