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Rachael Lyon Wiley

Associate Teaching Professor of English

210 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building
Fax: (814) 863-7285

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2020 (via Zoom):
  • Mondays 10:30am-noon
  • Thursdays 1:30-3:00pm


  1. MFA Creative Writing, George Mason University
  2. BA English and German, Albion College

Professional Bio

Rachael Lyon Wiley is a poet with interests in contemporary American and Austrian poetry. Her chapbook, The Normal Heart and How It Works (2011), won the White Eagle Coffee Store Press Poetry Chapbook Award and was a finalist for the Black River Chapbook Competition. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as The Southern ReviewThe Hopkins ReviewCrab Orchard Review, and The Midwest Quarterly, among others. In addition to her own writing, Wiley translates poetry from German. She received a Fulbright grant to Vienna, Austria, for a project translating female poets who wrote in Vienna during the mid- to late-twentieth century. Her most recent translation, a full-length collection of contemporary poetry by Irmgard Löschner, in collaboration with the author, ein Baum voll perlgrauer Tauben (a tree full of pearl gray doves) was published in 2018.

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing