Ange Mlinko

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Ange Mlinko (born Philadelphia) is an American poet. The author of four books of poetry, she is currently employed as an Associate professor in the English department at the University of Florida. 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.” She is also an editor for literary magazine The Nation.


Mlinko was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1969. She graduated from Conestoga High School, St. John's College and Brown University. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida, 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 Gainesville, Florida, with her husband and two children.