Lesley Wheeler




Lesley Wheeler is the author of THE STATE SHE'S IN, her fifth poetry collection, and UNBECOMING, a debut novel. Forthcoming is an essay collection, POETRY'S POSSIBLE WORLDS; previous books are RADIOLAND; THE RECEPTIONIST AND OTHER TALES; HETEROTOPIA, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize; HEATHEN; VOICING AMERICAN POETRY; THE POETICS OF ENCLOSURE; and the chapbooks Propagation and Scholarship Girl. With Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, and other members of a dedicated collective, she coedited LETTERS TO THE WORLD: Poems from the Wom-po Listserv. Henry S. Fox Professor of English at W&L in Lexington, Virginia, she has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the American Association of University Women, and the Fulbright Foundation. She is Poetry Editor of Shenandoah.

Posts by Lesley Wheeler:
Murray Robertson (photography & poems)

I make photographs and poems to please myself (and share them to please you).


pages from an unbound book

The Friday Influence

a poetry blog & online home to the work of José Angel Araguz

Kitty Marie's Reading Corner

book blogger & reviewer

Rusted Honey

Poetry, haiku, tanka, and micropoetry

Alizabeth Worley

Art. Disability. Writing.

Tara K. Shepersky

Place, Poems, Practice

Matthew Paul

Poetry and what-not

The Daily Compost

(because compost happens)

Madeline Ruth Walker

The work wants to be made

Colleen Anderson

Writing from both sides of the brain

Mary Carroll-Hackett: Poetry and Prose

"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Hoarded Ordinaries

Mundane musings from a collector of the quotidian

Selena Chambers

Writer. Surrealist grrl.