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Current Judge: Lesley Wheeler

Lesley Wheeler

Lesley Wheeler

Lesley Wheeler’s fourth poetry collection, Radioland, is forthcoming in September 2015. Previous volumes include The Receptionist and Other Tales, a Tiptree Award Honor Book; Heterotopia, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize; and Heathen. Her most recent critical study is Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present, and she is currently at work on a book about twenty-first-century verse entitled Taking Poetry Personally. New poems and essays appear in Gettysburg Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and Poetry, and she blogs about poetry at “The Cave, The Hive” (http://lesleywheeler.org/). Recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other grantors, Wheeler is the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.


  • May 2015 Winners

    • First Place

      Hibakusha
      by Christine Potter
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Poet
      by Laurie Byro
      Desert Moon Review

      Third Place

      The Accident
      by Kendall Witherspoon
      The Waters

  • April 2015 Winners

    • First Place

      27 Rue de Fleurus
      by Laurie Byro
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Storage Lockers of the Insane
      by Peter Halpin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Politics
      by Billy Howell-Sinnard
      The Writer's Block