Tyler Dettloff

Music and Poetry


Tyler Dettloff is a musician and poet from the swampy Delirium Wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His sophomore LP “Dynamite Honey: Northern Folk & Blues” released November 2020 by Lost Dog Records and his first chapbook of poems “Belly-up Rosehip: a Tongue Blue with Mud Songs” released August 2019 through Swimming with Elephants Publications. He performs as a one-man-blues-band and likes the smell of a bog before a thunderstorm.

“And I swallow my tongue. And I swallow my tongue. And I swallow my Oh baby please…”

– “Thunder Burnt” [song]

“If my body is a bog / I want bears to sleep in my arm pits / and flowers to bloom from my chest. / I swell with stifled earth.”

– “Metis Breakfast” [poem]

Photos by Root & Arrow Photography