Tyler Truman Julian was born in Riverton and moved around the state with his family before settling in Sheridan in 2007. Once there, Tyler split time between Sheridan and Kemmerer in southwestern Wyoming, where his family has raised sheep for five generations. He attended the University of Wyoming and received degrees in International Studies and Spanish Literature. Eventually and with a push from friends and family, Tyler remembered the call he felt as a child to become a writer and attended New Mexico State University to study fiction. He graduated with his MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU and returned to Wyoming in 2020 with his wife, Breanna, where he now teaches, edits freelance, and writes.
Tyler is the author of the poetry collection, Wyoming: The Next Question to Ask (to Answer) (Finishing Line Press, 2019), from which work was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has several projects in the works, including a collection of short stories and a novel, and is actively submitting to journals. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Burnt Pine Magazine, Cigar City Poetry Journal, Barren Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, South Dakota Review, EcoTheo Review, Beaver Magazine, and other journals. Most recently, Tyler won the inaugural Saguaro Review Poetry Prize and had work accepted for White Stag Publishing's climate themed Elemental Series in their #GROUNDINGEARTH anthology. Tyler also serves as Review Editor for the online poetry journal, The Shore, and works with individuals across the country to revise and prepare their work for publication through his personal editing company, Writing the West, LLC.
Locally, Tyler serves as Vice President of the Friends of the Sheridan County Library and is actively involved at Sheridan College where he is excited to serve the community both in the library, where he currently serves as Interim Library Specialist, and the classroom.