Born and raised in New Jersey, Peter Mishler earned a BFA in literature from Emerson College and both an MS in English Education and an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. He is the author of Fludde (Sarabande Books, 2018), selected by Dean Young for the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. About Mishler’s poems David Ferry writes, “There’s a powerful moral imagination at work in Fludde, and its poems are darkly and passionately self-knowing about the consequences of how the childhood self is, as it grows, incorporated into the world around it.”

As an editor, Mishler presently curates a contemporary poetry interview series for Literary Hub. He lives in Kansas City.