Bronwyn Mills


Bronwyn Mills
received her MFA under poet James Tate (UMass, Amherst); her Ph.D.(Comparative Literature) under poet Kamau Brathwaite and novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o at NYU; and was an Anais Nin Fellow. Besides New York, she has also lived in Istanbul, Turkey; La République du Bénin (where, on a Fulbright Fellowship, she played hooky with voodoo priests); Paris, France; and Western Massachusetts. She reviewed dance and theatre for the Valley Advocate, was senior editor for the online literary journal, Frigate, and most recently guest edited the Turkish issue of Absinthe; New European Writing (#19.).  She taught at Stevens Institute of Technology; Kadir Has University in Istanbul; and Abomey-Calavi in Bénin. Books include Night of the Luna Moths (March Street Press) and the fabulist novel Beastly’s Tale (Rocky Shores). Now living and writing in a tiny mountain village far, far away, Bronwyn is interested in the palimpsest of language and how it reveals our deepest collective secrets.


An Introduction to Animals of Dawn by Bronwyn Mills

    ANIMALS OF DAWN is a long poem by Murat Nemet-Nejet which riffs off of what T.S. Eliot famously called Shakespeare’s artistically failed play, Hamlet. In commenting on the play, Nemet-Nejat describes its language as irrational, hurtling towards “un-being,” obliquely revealing “the soul progressing towards the un-human and un-living.” […]


“Willafred’s Body,” an Introduction to Teresa Milbrodt by Bronwyn Mills

    When I first began reading “Willafred’s Body,” by Teresa Milbrodt, my first thought was of Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex, which mixed a tale about an androgyne and ruminations about dislocation (Greeks from what is now Aegean Turkey). I also recall a fascinating read in Scientific American, some years back […]