Lesley Wheeler is Professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she teaches classes in twentieth-century poetry, American literature, and creative writing. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Scholarship Girl (Finishing Line 2007), and co-editor, with Moira Richards and Rosemary Starace, of the anthology Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv (Red Hen, 2008). Her scholarly publications include Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present (Cornell, 2008) and The Poetics of Enclosure: American Women Poets from Dickinson to Dove. Wheeler has held fellowships from the Virginia Commission from the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her C&R title, Heathen, won the Elixir Poetry Prize for 2009 (withdrawn).