poet · mother · tender

A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes the words to fit it in.

– Virginia Woolf

 Writing at the confluence of poetry, motherhood, and local ecology. 

Twila Newey grew up in Provo, Utah. She earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Anthropology from Brigham Young University (1997) and an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University (2003). She is the author of the novel 
Sylvia published by BCC Press (July, 2020). Twila was a finalist for the Coniston Prize at Radar Poetry (2019) and won honorable mention in Juxtaprose Poetry Contest (2019). Her poems can be found in various literary journals online and in print. She is a Poetry Editor for Psaltry & LyreTwila lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children.