Bronwyn Mills is a poet, essayist and fiction writer who received her MFA under poet, James Tate. At NYU, where she was an Anais Nin Fellow, she earned her Ph.D. under poet Kamau Brathwaite and novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o. She left teaching in Istanbul, Turkey, to conduct research on African vodou as Fulbright Fellow to La République du Bénin, West Africa. Widely traveled, Bronwyn has also lived in Paris, France (where she studied mime) and Western Massachusetts. She now lives and writes in a tiny mountain village far, far away. For a number of years, Bronwyn was a dance and theatre reviewer with a byline for the New England regional arts weekly, The Valley Advocate, as well as The Greenfield Recorder.
With cultural historian, Eric Darton, and fiction writer and translator, Hardy Griffin, Bronwyn is a founding co-editor for Witty Partition, an internationally focused online literary journal. She is also a senior prose editor for Tupelo Quarterly. Bronwyn’s books include Night of the Luna Moths (poetry) and Beastly’s Tale (a fabulist novel). She has guest-edited the Turkish issue of Absinthe; New European Writing (#19) and is now working on a translation, from the Spanish, of Carmen Herrera Castro’s Frontera, a multi-dialect, multilingual romp loosely situated at the borderlands between Al Andaluz (Andalucía, España), Colón’s “New World”, and Istanbul. Currently, Bronwyn is working on a collection of vignettes based on her experiences living in Istanbul––By the Spoonmaker’s Tomb––and has just finished a new novel, Canary Club. Past work has appeared in IKON, the online literary journal, Frigate, Talisman: a Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Agni and others. Bronwyn taught writing and literature in New York, Istanbul, and West Africa. From time to time she also contributes articles to scholarly journals on the subject of African vodun.