Poet and Prosist
Abby Millager was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Vienna, Barbados and Bangkok. She started her career as a doctor, but quickly learned she was a poet.
Millager’s poetry, essays, reviews, and translations of poems by Marguerite Yourcenar have appeared in 5 am, Agenda (UK), Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Flea (Australia), Fourteen Hills, Goodfoot, The Journal, New Zoo Review, The Pharos, Phoebe, Prairie Schooner, Redactions, Seattle Review, Southeast Review, Terminus, Verse, William and Mary Review, Worcester Review and elsewhere, as well as in the chapbook Hairwork. She was a founding editor of Diner: a journal of poetry, interviews and reviews, and also edited the anthology Cape Henlopen Poets 2008.
As Founding Editor of Doll’s Eye Press, Millager recently published No Place Like Here: An Anthology of Southern Delaware Poetry and Prose to benefit the Lewes Public Library, and Behind the Voices: Cleveland White Students Speak Out, as well as Blood Sisters by Billie Travalini.
The Delaware Division of the Arts has awarded Millager Individual Artist Fellowships in Poetry (2009) and Nonfiction (2012). She lives among the mushroom farms of northern Newark and has read her work at numerous venues throughout the state.