Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"Zinnias" by Tyler Mills

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August 1, 2017


Tyler Mills

About This Poem


"When I was writing this poem, I was exploring the sentence and how it can move. I was also thinking about my grandmother's zinnias. Zinnias were among the first flowers to bloom in space, on the International Space Station."
—Tyler Mills


Tyler Mills is the author of Tongue Lyre (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013). She teaches at New Mexico Highlands University and lives in Santa Fe.


Photo credit: Arik Lubkin

Poetry by Mills


Tongue Lyre

(Southern Illinois University Press, 2013)

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