Ange Mlinko is the author of two books, Matinees (Zoland Books, 1999), Starred Wire (Coffee House Press, 2005) which was a National Poetry Series winner in 2004, and a finalist for the James Laughlin Award, and the recently published Shoulder Season (Coffee House Press, 2010). She was born in Philadelphia, and currently lives in Brooklyn. She has lived and worked in Providence, Boston, Morocco, and Beirut. She has taught poetry at Brown, the Naropa University Summer Writing Program, and Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco and is a language columnist for The Nation. Her poems are about urban life, about language and its failings, about the things we see and do not see. She is often compared to Frank O’Hara. The New Yorker praised her "unique sense of humor and mystery."