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Tyler Mills

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Tyler Mills

Tyler Mills is the author of Tongue Lyre (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013). She earned a PhD from the University of Illinois-Chicago and is an assistant professor of English at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe. 

by this poet

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I was going to write about a crescent
of honeydew melon. An artist told me

she paints grids when she isn’t
certain how to begin. A grid of steel

stores nuclear fuel below the surface
of pools in temporary rooms

with red railings. I glanced at one image,
then checked my email,

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I thought I would write a novel
about the window with its shadow
set in the two-story house.
Cézanne stands at the sunchoke hedge,
alone and licking a brush
among the tree’s traces of changing shade.
The woman—I named her
and almost saw her—could be
flapping a pillowcase at

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