Wilmer Mills

Wilmer Mills, a furniture maker and sawmill operator in Sewanee, Tennessee, is currently teaching poetry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent his childhood in Brazil where his parents were agricultural missionaries, and earned his BA from the University of the South and has had his poetry published in, among others, Poetry, The Hudson Review, and The New Republic. Aralia Press published his first book of poetry, Right as Rain, in 1999.

On the bonus track for Volume 57, Wilmer Mills reads "Diary of a Piano Tuner's Wife" and "The Tent Delivery Woman's Ride." Click here to listen to the segment. (Left click to stream; right click to save.)


Volume 57

Guests on Volume 57: John Hare, on why morality makes sense only on Christian grounds; Clifford Putney, on "muscular Christianity" and the origins of the YMCA; Andrei S. Markovits, on modernity, sports, and soccer in America; Wilmer Mills, on time, narrative, and the sequences of life, and on two of his poems; Steve Bruce, on diversity, individualism, secularization, and the atrophy of faith, and on why rational choice theory doesn't apply to religion; Colleen Carroll, on The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy; and Michael Budde & Robert Brimlow, Christianity Incorporated, on why Christianity should seem strange.