Tyler Robert Sheldon


Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Author's Bio

TYLER ROBERT SHELDON is the author of five poetry collections including Driving Together (Meadowlark Books, 2018) and Consolation Prize (Finishing Line Press, 2018). He is Editor-in-Chief of MockingHeart Review, and his poetry, fiction, artwork, and criticism have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, The Tulane Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and other venues. A Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient the Charles E. Walton Essay Award, he earned his MFA at McNeese State University. Sheldon is currently a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition at LSU. He lives in Baton Rouge. View his work at TylerRobertSheldon.com.

Publications & Prizes

Against the Dark: Road Poems (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019)
Driving Together (Meadowlark Books, 2018)
Consolation Prize (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Traumas (Yellow Flag Press, 2017)
First Breaths of Arrival (Oil Hill Press, 2016)
Coal City Review
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Louisiana Literature
Midwest Quarterly
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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
The Dos Passos Review
Tinderbox Poetry Journal
Prizes won: 

Charles E. Walton Essay Award,

Dickens Project at LSU Essay Prize,

LSU Engaged Educator Distinction,

Robert J. Grover Graduate Scholarship,

AWP Intro Journals Award (nomination),

Pushcart Prize (nomination),

Birdy Poetry Prize (finalist),

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

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
William Stafford Amy Fleury Albert Goldbarth Karen Russell Richard Bach Kim Addonizio Richard Hugo Patricia Traxler Allen Ginsberg Claudia Rankine Kai Carlson-Wee Geraldine Brooks Stephen King Art Spiegelman
What I'm reading now: 
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler... by Mary Gabriel, Duma Key by Stephen King, Skeleton Crew by Stephen King, Circe by Madeline Miller, The Kitchen Sink by Albert Goldbarth

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Born in: 
Wichita, KS
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Hutchinson, KS
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Last update: Apr 08, 2020