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Rachael Lyon Wiley

Rachael Lyon Wiley

Associate Teaching Professor of English
Preferred Pronouns: she/her
210 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Rachel Wiley

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Mondays at 10-11:30am and Thursdays at 11:30am-1pm


MFA Creative Writing, George Mason University
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.

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