Lesley Wheeler

Virginia, United States

Member Since: 07/01/2012


Lesley Wheeler’s poetry collections include Radioland and Heterotopia from Barrow Street Press; The Receptionist and Other Tales, a Tiptree Honor Book; and Heathen. Her most recent scholarly study is Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present  (Cornell) and she is at work on a memoir-criticism hybrid book, Taking Poetry Personally. The Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, Wheeler has held fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2011 she won an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poet Lore, Ecotone, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, and many other journals. She lives in Lexington, Virginia and blogs about poetry at "The Cave, The Hive."

Website: http://lesleywheeler.org/

Twitter Username: @LesleyMWheeler


Publications

  • Radioland , Barrow Street Press (October 1, 2015)
  • The Receptionist and Other Tales , Aqueduct Press (2012)
  • Heterotopia , Barrow Street Press (2010)
  • Heathen , C&R Press (2009)
  • Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv , Red Hen Press (2008)
  • Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present , Cornell University Press (2007)
  • Scholarship Girl , Finishing Line Press (2007)
  • The Poetics of Enclosure: American Women Poets from Dickinson to Dove , University of Tennessee Press (2002)

Awards

  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship(2013)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia(2012)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, New Zealand(2011)
  • Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize(2010)
  • Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship(2007)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship(2005)

Employment

  • Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University

Degrees

  • Doctoral Degree in English from Princeton University (June 1994)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry