Ange Mlinko was educated at St. John's College and Brown University. She has lived most of her adult life in New York, and also spent time in Ifrane, Morocco and Beirut, Lebanon. Mlinko is the author of several poetry collections, including Marvelous Things Overheard. She has received the Poetry Foundation's Randall Jarrell Award in Criticism, and she was named a Guggenheim fellow in the field of poetry. She teaches at the University of Florida.