Field Notes on Living, Perpetually, on the Brink of Tragedy

after Safia Elhillo / after Christophr Soto

Rachael Lin Wheeler currently attends Washington University in St. Louis as a Howard Nemerov Writing Scholar and is an alum of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program. A 2020 and 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee, RL’s poetry appears in The West Review, Ghost City Review, Hominum Journal, and SOFTBLOW, among others. Serving as the editorial assistant for EX/POST MAGAZINE, RL is also the founder and editor of Vox Viola Literary Magazine. You can find this 2 am laundry folding poet on Twitter @rachaellin_ or at and can be found on Twitter @rachaellin_ or at