Tyler Robert Sheldon


Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Author's Bio

Tyler Robert Sheldon is the author of Traumas (Yellow Flag Press, 2017) and First Breaths of Arrival (Oil Hill Press, 2016). His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in the US, Canada, and the UK, including in The Los Angeles Review, Quiddity International Literary Journal, The Midwest Quarterly, The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, The Dos Passos Review, Foxglove Journal, and other venues. He holds an MA in English from Emporia State University and is an MFA candidate at McNeese. He lives in Baton Rouge.

Publications & Prizes

Consolation Prize (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Driving Together (Meadowlark Books, 2018)
Traumas (Yellow Flag Press, 2017)
First Breaths of Arrival (Oil Hill Press, 2016)
Prizes won: 

Charles E. Walton Essay Award

Robert J. Grover Graduate Scholarship

AWP Intro Journals Award (nomination)

Pushcart Prize (nomination)

Kansas Authors Club Contest for Free Verse Poetry (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
William Stafford Amy Fleury Kenneth Grahame Karen Russell Richard Bach Kim Addonizio Richard Hugo Patricia Traxler Allen Ginsberg Claudia Rankine William Brewer Geraldine Brooks George Orwell
What I'm reading now: 
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Ken Kesey, Penumbra by Michael Shewmaker, I Know Your Kind by William Brewer, Green Bike by Kevin Rabas, Mike Graves, and Tracy Million Simmons, The Kitchen Sink by Albert Goldbarth

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Born in: 
Wichita, KS
Raised in: 
Hutchinson, KS
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Last update: Jan 22, 2019