Made for Each Other

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Lesley Wheeler (@LesleyMWheeler) is the author of several poetry collections, including Radioland and Heterotopia, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize, and author of chapbook Propagation. Her poems and essays appear in Ecotone, Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, and many other journals. She is the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she is poetry editor for Shenandoah. She blogs about poetry at

Chris Gavaler is an associate professor of English at W&L University, where he serves as comics editor of Shenandoah. He has published two novels: School for Tricksters (SMU 2011) and Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002); and four books on comics: On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa 2015), Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), Superhero Thought Experiments (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Iowa 2019), and Creating Comics (with Leigh Ann Beavers, Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2020). His sequential works appears in Redivider, The Ilanot Review, Aquifer, Sonder Review, Two Cities Review, Empty Mirror, and Sequentials.