Mr. Mills holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an MA from New York University, both in creative writing. He’s published four collections, Boneyarn (slavery in New York City) The Dream Detective, The Sudden Country and After Mistic (Massachusetts slavery poems). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Brooklyn Rail, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, Jubilat, Callaloo, Obsidian, Brooklyn Rail, The Common and Fence. He has also received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Breadloaf, The American Antiquarian Society and the Lannan Foundation. He lived in Langston Hughes’ landmark Harlem home for three years. He wrote the audio script for Macarthur-Genius-Award Winner Deborah Willis’ curated exhibition: Reflections in Black:100 Years of Black Photography, which showed at the Whitney and Getty West Museums. The Juilliard School of Drama commissioned and produced a play by Mr. Mills. He has also recorded his poetry on ESPN and RCA Records.