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 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.