Lesley Wheeler

Judged: Apr-Jun 2015

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.


  • February 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      Nebraska, Summer
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Goldback Fern
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      Negotiatin’ Wi Demons (For wee Rabbie Burns)
      by John J. Williamson
      PenShells

  • January 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      You Arrive Like Fall, Suddenly
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Waiting for the Second Coming
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Homeless
      by J.J. Williamson
      Babilu

      Honorable Mention

      When I Go Out and Then Come Back
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum