Mlinko has published widely as a critic, and her honors and awards include the Randall Jarrell Award in Criticism, the Frederick Bock prize from Poetry magazine for her poem “Cantata for Lynette Roberts,” and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundaiton. Mlinko has worked in Brooklyn, Providence, Boston, and Morocco. She has taught poetry at Brown, the Naropa University Summer Writing Program, Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, and the University of Houston.
Ange Mlinko is currently poetry editor of the Nation, an associate professor at the University of Florida, and a Guggenheim fellow.
Poems By ANGE MLINKO
Articles By ANGE MLINKO
- "Information, Thy Nemesis is Reverie"
How Devin Johnston and Linda Gregg chase the Romantic.
- 100 Years of Poetry: May Swenson and the Life of Publication
Can visionary poetry be edited?
- A Few Leaves of Salted Rocket
The woman wants a salad.
- Altman, Keillor, and the Suicide Poet Girl
Our reviewer hoped for a reflection of her adolescent poet-self in A Prairie Home Companion. She was bummed.
- Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea: “The Answer”
How poetry became the 18th century’s social media network.
- As If Nature Talked Back To Me
- Clamor and Quiet
- Craft Vs. Conscience
How the Vietnam War destroyed the friendship between Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov.
- Geoffrey Hill: “On Reading Crowds and Power”
A poet’s poet investigates the power of his readers.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins: “The Windhover”
A rapturous re-reading of the poet's love poem to life.
- James Merrill: “The Victor Dog”
The poet inhabits a dog and listens to his master’s voice.
- Kenneth Koch’s Arcady
- Letter from Beirut
Is there such a thing as a “global poet”?
- More Than Meets the I
- Off Center
Ange Mlinko on Lynette Roberts.
- Philip Sidney: Astrophil and Stella 63 (“O Grammar rules…”)
An Elizabethan plays a Modernist language game
- Safer Than Ambien
Reconsidering Elizabeth Bishop.
- The Dolemen and Nabmen
Tom Pickard's hoyoot: Collected Poems and Songs
- The Eighties, Glory Of
Fourth in a series of eight manifestos.
- This Is Your Brain On Poetry
Can neuroscience help us understand what makes a good poem?
- Three Books: An Exchange
Carmine Starnino's Lazy Bastardism, Glyn Maxwell's On Poetry, and Mary Ruefle's Madness, Rack, and Honey.
- Walking on Knives
The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov, ed. by Paul A. Lacey and Anne Dewey
- William Butler Yeats: “Easter, 1916”
How the conflict of a nation was captured by a politically reluctant poet.
Blog Posts By ANGE MLINKO
- "Tell the truth but tell it slant" is code. For "poetry."
- Did Coetzee Know "Briggflatts"?
- Shortcut for Daisy
More blog posts by Ange Mlinko (83 posts)
- Aside on Expat Life (after Martin Earl)
- Gated Community IV
- Gated Community III
- Gated Community II
- The Gated Community
- Two Chapbooks
- Poetry Bookshop
- Some Debts
- The Flame Hatches
- The Sonnet's Malice
- "Everything Is the Nuts"
- Versions of Songs, Versions of Weariness
- The Greatness of Kenneth Koch
- The Real Predicament
- Poetry Tourism?
- Dispatch from a Banquette
- Sound and Drink
- Marianne Moore and Revolution
- A Note on Christian Wiman's Reading of Basil Bunting
- The Canon within the Canon
- Make This My Default Location (II)
- What's a Political Poem For?
- Make This My Default Location (I)
- It Must Give Pleasure, It Must Change
- What Would the Community Think?
- Pulling Poems Out of a Hat
- Panel 4: Drawing from the Past/Breaking from the Past
- Panel 3: Clarity & Obscurity: The Uses and Misuses
- Panel 2: Aesthetic Lineage and Originality
- Poets Forum (Part 1)
- H is for House
- Oskar Pastior
- Youthful Forms
- Drown the Resume
- Missing Persons
- Good Taste Is the Worst Vice
- J'aime/Je n'aime pas
- Experience, Figuration, the Avant-Garde, My Grouse
- Senses and Lilies
- Nowhere's Vernacular
- About Reviews
- Whither Beauty
- "It matters cosmically"
- "The Cure of Poetry in an Age of Prose"
- An Excess of Reality
- From the Book of Mythologies
- Further Reflections (on Starsdown)
- Half a List
- Comment allez-vous
- Stagecoach, Detached
- Why I Am Not a Poet-Mom
- The Outernationale
- Felicitous Words
- A Wonder Closet
- Poets' Interviews: Who Would Win??
- The Masculinist Avant-Garde:
- The Ear
- Indefatiguable Romance
- Sketches for a Krzysztof Kieslowski Film
- Schuyler in Easthampton
- A Glamorously Hopeless Cause
- Arrivederci, Modernismo
- The Place to Be
- Journal, Day Five
- Journal, Day Four
- Journal, Day Three
- Journal, Day Two
- Journal, Day One
Audio & PodcastsPoem of the Day The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Loneliness Rhymes and Slippery Slopes
Poems from Jane Mead, Bob Hicok, Rachel Wetzsteon, and Eleanor Ross Taylor; Ange Mlinko discusses poetry and the brain.
Something Has Come Between Us!
Is simile a species of metaphor? And other catchy concepts.
We Don't Have Cold Feet
The editors discuss poems from Katia Kapovich, Lucia Perillo, Don Paterson and more. Plus, Ange Mlinko on poetry and motherhood.
Romantic or Plain Erotic
Talking Valentine's Day poems with Ange Mlinko.