Ange Mlinko (born Philadelphia) is an American poet. The author of four books of poetry, she is currently employed as an assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Houston. John Ashbery said of her collection Starred Wire, “A fine-grained light like that of a nineteenth-century Danish landscape painting shimmers throughout these gorgeously tactile and tactful poems.”
Mlinko was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1969. She graduated from Conestoga High School, St. John's College and Brown University. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2014-15. Her work has appeared in Granta, The London Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Nation, Paris Review, Parnassus and Poetry Magazine.
She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and two children.
- 2004 National Poetry Series winner
- 2005 James Laughlin Award finalist
- 2009 Randall Jarrell Award
- "Marvelous Things Overheard" selected by Dan Chiasson as one of The New Yorker's Best Books of 2013
- 2014-15 Guggenheim Fellow
- Marvelous Things Overheard, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
- Shoulder Season, Coffee House Press, 2010.
- Starred Wire. Coffee House Press. 2005. ISBN 978-1-56689-177-6.
- Matinées, Zoland Books, 1999.
- "Treatment". The New Yorker. May 4, 2009.
- "Gallimaufry". Poetry. June 2007.
- "It Was a Bichon Frisé's Life . . .". Poetry. June 2008.
- "Kouign Amann". Poetry. June 2009.
- "The Grind". Poetry. September 2012.
- "Win-Win". Poetry. June 2009.