Jackson Wheeler

Jackson Wheeler Jackson Wheeler was born and raised in Andrews, NC in the mountains of western North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and graduate school in California where he has lived since 1975, working with individuals with disabilities. He is the author of two collections Swimming Past Iceland(Mille Grazie Press, 1993) and A Near Country: Poems of Loss(Solo Press, 1999) with Glenna Luschei, and David Oliveira. He co-edited SOLO: A Journal of Poetry for 10 years. Since 1990 he has hosted a reading series now housed at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals since 1972, including; Café Solo, Carolina Quarterly, Cider Press Review, Nimrod, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, Rattappallax, Rivendell, Rivertalk, Shenandoah, Solo Café, Sugar Mule, St. Andrews Review, 5 a.m., and The MacGuffin Reader. Work has also appeared in the following anthologies, In a Fine Frenzy: Contemporary Poets Respond to Shakespeare, Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets, Windows, and a forthcoming anthology of poems about pigs.