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Even More Poetry News

“Oral Culture,” a poem by Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler, is Slate’s Weekly Poem this week. You can read the poem and also listen to Lesley read the poem. Here is a link to the poem on Slate.

Meantime, W&L alumna and poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon of the Class of 1993 is one of five finalists announced this week for a 2009 Los Angeles Times book prize for }Open Interval{, which was also a finalist for a National Book Award. Lyrae is an assistant professor of English at Cornell University. She was the subject of a blog post in October.