Twila Newey

Twila Newey grew up in Provo, Utah. She received a B.A. in English, with a minor in Anthropology, from Brigham Young University (1996) before earning an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University (2003).

Among other things, Twila is poet, gardener, and mother. BCC Press published Sylvia – her first (and likely only) novel – in 2020. She was a finalist for the 2019 Coniston Prize at Radar Poetry and won honorable mention in the 2019 JuxtaProse Poetry Contest. Her poems also appear in various journals including Green Mountains Review, Summerset Review, Parentheses Journal, and Ruminate. Her first poetry collection, A Tangled Bank, collages phrases from On the Origin of Species and The Christian Gospels with original language. It is currently out for submission.

She is also a poetry editor at Psaltry and Lyre. Twila lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Jonathan and their four children.




Sylvia, By Common Consent Press, Salt Lake City (2020).